Captain Arthur Phillip`s Landing SitePrint Page
A monument erected in 1928 by the Manly Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society commemorates the landing at Manly of Captain Arthur Philip, Royal Navy, the first governor of New South Wales on the 21st January 1788. The memorial was officially unveiled on the 20th January 1929. The memorial also contains a plaque erected in 2006 which tells the story of the spearing of Governor Phillip.
There was a spectacular ceremony at Manly yesterday when Rear Admiral Hyde unveiled a memorial to Governor Phillip. He said that it was due to Captain Arthur Phillip's foresight and energy and his unfading perseverance that the foundation of Australia was laid so truly. The ceremony included the landing of Rear Admiral Hyde on the beach at Manly. The mayor of Manly and the officers of the Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society (by which the memorial was erected ) welcomed Rear Admiral Hyde on the beach.
The Argus ( Melbourne), 21st January 1929.
|Address:||West Esplanade, Manly, 2095|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.799053|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||21-January-1788|
|Actual Event End Date:||21-January-1788|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 20th January, 1929|
This Monument Commemorates The Landing Of The First White Man At Manly
CAPTAIN ARTHUR PHILLIP R.N
1st GOVERNOR OF NSW
21st January 1788
Erected By The Manly Warringah And Pittwater Historical Society
This Monument was erected in 1929 by the people of Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society and a plaque was later placed on the street side to commemorate the landing of Governor Phillip in 1788.
More recent research indicates that although Philip was in our area on the 21st January he did not come ashore on that date.
THE SPEARING OF GOVERNOR PHILLIP
NEAR THIS PLACE AT MANLY COVE ON 7 SEPTEMBER 1790 DURING AN ABORIGINAL FEAST ON A BEACHED WHALE, THE FIRST GOVERNOR OF NSW, CAPTAIN ARTHUR PHILLIP RN, WAS SPEARED IN THE SHOULDER BY AN ABORIGINAL MAN, WIL-LE-ME-RING, WHEN PHILIP APPROACHED HIM.
THE GOVERNOR MADE A FULL RECOVERY.
Erected By Manly, Warringah & Pittwater Historical Society In Conjunction With Manly Council 2006