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The bas-relief sculpture commemorates Captain Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of Australia.  

In October 1786, Captain Phillip was appointed captain of the Sirius and governor-elect of New South Wales. Great Britain was no longer able to send convicts to America, the jails were full, and it was decided to send them to New South Wales. On 13 May 1787 the fleet of 11 ships set sail. The leading ship reached Botany Bay on 18 January 1788 and two days later the remainder arrived. A few hours stay satisfied Phillip that the site was not suitable, it was decided to go on to Port Jackson, and on 26 January some of the marines and convicts were landed.


Address:Warringah & Willandra Roads, Governor Phillip Lookout, Beacon Hill, 2100
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.753889
Long: 151.264167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Artist:Victor Cusack


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd November, 1929
Source: MA
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