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A garden commemorates those who arrived on the Second Fleet.  The second fleet of ships arrived with settlers, convicts and supplies to colony at Sydney Cove.   The fleet comprised six ships: one Royal Navy escort, four convict ships, and a supply ship.  These were the Lady Juliana, Guardian, Justinian, Surprize, Neptune and Scarborough.

The ships were intended to sail to Australia together, arriving at Sydney Cove in 1789. However the escort was disabled en route and failed to make the destination, and one convict ship which was delayed arrived two months after the other ships.

Unlike the First Fleet where great efforts were taken to ensure the health of the convicts, the Second Fleet was contracted to private businesses who kept the convicts in horrific conditions. Upon arrival the sickly convicts were a drain on the already struggling colony.

Location

Address:New England Highway, Wallabadah, 2343
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.5375
Long: 150.831667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th November, 2008
Front Inscription
THE SECOND FLEET MEMORIAL GARDENS 
    Was Officially Opened On The
         29th November 2008

                     By
    MR TONY WINDSOR MP
Federal Member For New England
Source: MA
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