Capt. Arthur Phillip, first governor of New South Wales speech of R. Burdett Smith. by R. Burdett Smith

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Such an interesting book about Phillip. There was much more to him than just being the first Governor of the colony of New South Wales.

His life reads like an historical novel and truth is indeed, stranger than fiction. A must for Australian history buffs with lots of surprises along the way.

A real page turner/5(91). Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Smith, R. Burdett (Robert Burdett), ; Format: Book, Online; 8 pages ; 22 cm.

In his account of the voyage and the colony was published. He returned to England in This is one of two portraits of Phillip by Wheatley, painted to mark his appointment as the first Governor of New South Wales.

Arthur Phillip, (born OctoLondon, England—died AugBath, Somerset), British admiral whose convict settlement established at Sydney in was the first permanent European colony on the Australian continent.

Phillip joined the British Navy inretired in to farm for 13 years in England, then served with the Portuguese Navy against Spain () and with the British. Captain Arthur Phillip landed in Australia in January He selected a site which he named Sydney in honour of Lord Sydney, and he was officially appointed Governor-in-Chief of New South Wales on 7/2/ He established a colony, governed and sustained it through many privations and returned to England in Facts about Captain Arthur Phillip 1: the experience Captain Arthur Phillip earned a lot of experience by spending his time in the sea.

He was appointed as the governor designate of the proposed British penal colony in New South Wales on the journey to reach the land with the First Fleet.

The office of Governor of New South Wales is the oldest public office in Australia, dating from when Captain Arthur Phillip was issued with a Commission to become the Governor of New South Wales after the First Fleet has arrived.

More than two and a quarter centuries later, the Governor has an important constitutional and ceremonial role. Following a year in southern France, year-old Phillip was appointed first governor of New South Wales inin an area embracing roughly half of eastern Australia and Norfolk Island.

Phillip was inspired by the possibilites of the colony, but did not want to. In this biography of the first Governor of New South Wales, Michael Pembroke (or Pembroke J, as he is known to those in the legal profession) creates an intricate and colourful account of the life and career of Arthur Phillip.4/5(13).

When the First Fleet arrived in JanuaryKing was detailed to colonise Norfolk Island for defence and foraging purposes. As Governor of New South Wales, he helped develop livestock farming, whaling and mining, built many schools and launched the colony's first s/wars: Australian Frontier Wars.

Captain Arthur Phillip’s resting place a grave matter. “Arthur Phillip Founder of Australia and First Governor of New South Wales’’. Captain Arthur Phillip. Instructions for Our Trusty George R and well beloved Arthur Phillip Esq.

Our Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and over (LS.) Our Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, or to the Lieutenant Governor or Commander in Chief of the said Territory for the time being.

Given at Our Court at St. James the 25th day of April In. Admiral Arthur Phillip RN (11 October – 31 August ) was a British naval officer. Phillip was made Governor of New South Wales, the first European colony in Australia, Born: 11 OctoberFulham, London.

In New South Wales in AprilGovernor Phillip became ill and applied for a year's leave of absence. He renewed the request on the 25th March,again on the ground of ill-health.

On the 21st November,he wrote to Lord Grenville, requesting permission to resign so that he might return to England, 'in hopes of finding that relief.

John Macarthur. John Macarthur had arrived with the New South Wales Corps in as a lieutenant, and by he had substantial farming and commercial interests in the colony. He had quarrelled with Bligh's predecessor governors and had fought three duels. Bligh and Macarthur's interests clashed in Location: Sydney, New South Wales.

As an Australian, I have always known of Arthur Philip as first Governor of New South Wales. This book gave me a much deeper understanding of the man and the past that led him to this responsibility. It covers, as the title suggests, his time in the Royal Navy, as a contractor to another Navy, and of course his spying activities against the s:   Published on Captain Arthur Phillip became the first Governor of New South Wales on 7 February The Colony of New South Wales was the first British settlement in Australia.

Secretary of State, Lord Sydney, chose Captain Arthur Phillip of the Royal Navy to lead the fleet there and to be the first governor.

Prior to his departure for New South Wales, Phillip received his Instructions (composed by Lord Sydney) from King George III, 'with the advice of his Privy Council'.

While most Australians recognise Arthur Phillip's name, few seem to know much about him. The ABC's Scott Bevan delves into the story behind the man who became the first governor of New South Wales. Captain Arthur Phillip RN was the commander of the First Fleet of 11 ships that sailed into Botany Bay, New South Wales, in January Three days later he chose a site at nearby Sydney Cove, in Port Jackson, and on 26 January began to establish a convict settlement.

In February he was appointed Governor of New South Wales to succeed Phillip though he did not return to the colony to take up his new position until September.

Hunter’s journal was published in His manuscript journal was bequeathed to the Library by Sir William Dixson in You may know Phillip as man who once lived and farmed on land around Lyndhurst Park Hotel. He led the First Fleet of convicts and marines from the Solent to Australia and became the first governor.

Governor Arthur Phillip diligently wrote letters while enroute to New South Wales. The first letter he wrote from the colony was on 2 July to Sir Joseph Banks. He wrote and sent two copies of this letter to increase the chances of its safe delivery by long sea voyage. Phillip was the founding Governor of the Colony of New South Wales and marked the th anniversary of his death at his home in Bath, England, on 31 August As Commander of the First Fleet, Captain Arthur Phillip led 11 ships, some little bigger than.

Arthur Phillip was born in London on 11 October He joined the Royal Navy when he was fifteen, and alternately earned a living as a navy officer and as a farmer.

He climbed his way up through. In OctoberCaptain Arthur Phillip RN was named 'Governor-designate' of New South Wales and became the first governor on arrival in Sydney Cove in January Between andall governors were born outside New South Wales and were often members of the tor: Premier of New South Wales.

The First Governor and Captain-General of New South Wales was Captain Arthur Phillip, R.N. The scene is Sydney Cove and the Governor (in the centre) is about to propose the health of King George III after the hoisting of the Union Jack and the Guard of Marines' salute. Draught Instructions for Governor Phillip, 25 April Object Description The Draught Instructions for Governor Phillip is the first official communication concerning the occupation and settlement of Australia.

It empowers Captain Arthur Phillip to establish the first British Colony in Australia and to make grants of land and issue. Vice Admiral John Hunter (29 August – 13 March ) was an officer of the Royal Navy, who succeeded Arthur Phillip as the second governor of New South Wales, Australia and served as such from to Both a sailor and a scholar, he explored the Parramatta River as early asand was the first to surmise that Tasmania might be an island.

As governor, he tried to combat. Phillip Island, also known as Corriong or Millowl in the Boonwurrung language, is an Australian island about km (87 mi) south-southeast of Melbourne, island is named after Governor Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, by explorer and seaman George Bass, who sailed in an open whale boat, arriving from Sydney on 5 January Phillip described the transportation of convicts to New South Wales as a voyage 'to the extremity of the globe'.

Having successfully managed both the ships and the convicts, the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove brought Phillip new challenges: how to keep. Captain Arthur Phillip was chosen to be the Governor of the new convict colony of New South Wales. He was the one who established the first European settlement in Australia.

Captain Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, explored out of necessity, due to the growing need for more land in Sydney. His explorations resulted in the first spread of. He was promoted to captain inand was given command of HMS Europe, and in OctoberPhillip was appointed captain of HMS Sirius and named Governor-designate of New South Wales, the proposed British penal colony on the east coast of Australia.

The First Fleet of. Why Famous: Arthur Philip led the First Fleet to Australia and founded the penal colony at Port Jackson, later the city of Sydney, in Arthur Philip served as the colony's first Governor during its first difficult years until He is remembered for his enlightened attitudes towards the indigenous Aboriginal people and for his efforts to avoid famine and ensure supplies reached the.

Australia New South Wales Sydney Australia's Anniversary Medal (AD) Mint: Amor Other Details: This medal was struck in to commemorate the th anniversary of British settlement of Australia. It shows Captain Arthur Phillip, first governor of the colony of New South Wales and coordinator of the First Fleet.

Phillip was a career naval officer and a capable administrator in his. Captain Arthur Phillip was Governor of the penal colony of New.

South Wales for almost five years, from the time of the arrival of. the First Fleet (26 January ) until late in Arthur Phillip became the first governor of New South Wales.

What was significant about La Pérouse and the French interest in the Eastern Australian coast. La Pérouse arrived in Botany Bay only days after Captain Arthur Phillip.

Admiral Arthur Phillip RN was a Royal Navy officer, the first Governor of New South Wales and led the colonisation of what is now Australia and.

Captain Arthur Phillip was well renowned. Besides being a captain, he was the first Governor of Sydney. He also founded the British penal colony. His monument is near the Sydney Botanic Gardens. He stands tall on the top of the monument. At the bottom of the monument are two 4/5(9).

First Council () The Chamber. Chamber seating plan; Image gallery; A List of Governors of New South Wales A List of Governors of New South Wales.

1. Captain Arthur Phillip, RN 26 Jan, to 10 Dec, 2. Captain John Hunter, RN 11 Sept, to 27 Sept, 3. Captain Philip Gidley King, RN 28 Sept, to 12 Aug, Yes, Arthur Phillip was a good, effective governor. He was a practical man who suggested that convicts with experience in farming, building and crafts be included in the First Fleet, but his.

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