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First Fleet Plaque Inscription : September-2014
First Fleet Plaque Inscription : September-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
Plaque is dedicated to those who arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788 and are buried nearby.

The First Fleet is the name given to the 11 ships which left Great Britain on 13 May 1787 to found a penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia. The fleet consisted of two Royal Navy vessels, three store ships and six convict transports, carrying more than 1,000 convicts, marines and seamen, and a vast quantity of stores. From England, the Fleet sailed southwest to Rio de Janeiro, then east to Cape Town and via the Great Southern Ocean to Botany Bay, arriving in mid-January 1788, taking 250 to 252 days from departure to final arrival.

Location

Address:Eddy Avenue, Central Station entrance, Haymarket, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.883473
Long: 151.208032
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1788

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription
                F.F.F.
        THIS PLAQUE
IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO ARRIVED IN THIS COUNTRY
WITH CAPTAIN ARTHUR PHILLIP
ON THE FIRST FLEET IN 1788
AND WERE BURIED NEARBY

FELLOWSHIP OF THE FIRST FLEETERS
                  1988
Source: MA
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