1738, Oct 111814, Aug 31
a Royal Navy officer, the first Governor of New South Wales and led the colonisation of what is now Australia and founded the British penal colony that later became the city of Sydney, Australia. After much experience at sea, Phillip sailed with the First Fleet as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In January 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (encompassing Sydney Harbour).
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05/13/1787-Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals from Portsmouth, heading to Botany Bay
01/26/1788-Captain Arthur Phillip hoists English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales and the First Fleet arrives at Sydney Cove -- now remembered as Australia Day
01/28/1788-Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay NSW 
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