Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/1/2012

Australia’s First Fleet

Capt. Arthur Phillip, R.N. was commissioned as the first Governor of New South Wales. He set sail on May 13th, 1787 from Portsmouth with 11 vessels. He arrived in N.S.W. with 717 convicts of whom 180 were women, guarded by 191 marines under 19 officers. for more click here

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