Governor Arthur Phillip Print Page
Sculpture at the entrance to the park commemorates the visit of the first governor, Captain Arthur Phillip, to Pittwater in March 1788. The sculpture was unveiled by the Governor of New South Wales.
On 2 March 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip sailed north to the inlet described by Captain James Cook in 1770 as a "broken land". Phillip explored the southern arm of Broken Bay and declared it "the finest piece of water I ever saw". He "honoured it with the name of Pitt Water", after William Pitt, the Younger, who was Prime Minister of England.
|Address:||Beach Road, Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach, 2108|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.592334|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Chris Bennett, Karen Lambert & Newton Bishop from Ishi Buki.|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 13th January, 2010|