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10-February-2016
10-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Sandra Brown

The monument, erected in 1928 by the Manly Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society, commemorates the landing at Manly of Captain Arthur Phillip, Royal Navy, the first governor of New South Wales on the 21st January 1788. The memorial was officially unveiled on the 20th January 1929.

A plaque was later placed on the memorial to state that further research indicated that Captain Phillip was in the area on the 21st January 1788 but did not come ashore. An additional plaque erected in 2006 tells the story of the spearing of Governor Phillip in 1790. 

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.

 

Location

Address:West Esplanade, Manly, 2095
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.799053
Long: 151.283676
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event Start Date:21-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:21-January-1788

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th January, 1929
Front Inscription

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
               1928

Back Inscription

Plaque:
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.

Right Side Inscription

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 PHILLIP APPROACHED HIM.  

THE GOVERNOR MADE A FULL RECOVERY.

Erected By Manly, Warringah & Pittwater Historical Society 
In Conjunction With Manly Council 2006 

 

Source: H, MA
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