Captain (later Admiral) Arthur Phillip RN (11 October 1738 – 31 August 1814) was the first Governor of New South Wales and founder of the settlement which became Sydney. Phillip sailed with the First Fleet, as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In February 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour).

Captain (later Admiral) Arthur Phillip RN (11 October 1738 – 31 August 1814) was the first Governor of New South Wales and founder of the settlement which became Sydney. Phillip sailed with the First Fleet, as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In February 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour).

Arthur Phillip, by William Sherwin, 1789

Arthur Phillip, by William Sherwin, 1789

Ooo, Phillip Pullman is writing an adaptation of Grimm's fairy tales! That should be interesting..

Grimm outlook: Philip Pullman's fairytales to arrive in September

Ooo, Phillip Pullman is writing an adaptation of Grimm's fairy tales! That should be interesting..

Royal Navy captain Arthur Phillip, first governor of NSW and commander of the First Fleet in 1787-88, painted by Francis Wheatley in 1786

Royal Navy captain Arthur Phillip, first governor of NSW and commander of the First Fleet in 1787-88, painted by Francis Wheatley in 1786

Phillip was the founding Governor of the Colony of New South Wales and 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of his death at his home in Bath, England, on 31 August 1814.   Sydney Living Museums announces Governor Arthur Phillip Bicentenary commemorative events.  Image credit: The First Governor. Captain Arthur Phillip. Francis Wheatley, 1786. State Library NSW ML 124

Phillip was the founding Governor of the Colony of New South Wales and 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of his death at his home in Bath, England, on 31 August 1814. Sydney Living Museums announces Governor Arthur Phillip Bicentenary commemorative events. Image credit: The First Governor. Captain Arthur Phillip. Francis Wheatley, 1786. State Library NSW ML 124

Governor Arthur Phillip's cottage in Parramatta in the 1790s.A♥W

Governor Arthur Phillip's cottage in Parramatta in the 1790s.A♥W

A view of Botany Bay. (The first Fleet left England bound for Botany Bay, now a suburb of Sydney. Arthur Phillip the Commander of the Fleet found Botany Bay unsuitable and Chose Sydney Cove a few kilometres north as the site for the settlement.

A view of Botany Bay. (The first Fleet left England bound for Botany Bay, now a suburb of Sydney. Arthur Phillip the Commander of the Fleet found Botany Bay unsuitable and Chose Sydney Cove a few kilometres north as the site for the settlement.

The Regency Era Timeline 1792: Sydney Cove. Arthur Phillip the 1st Governor of New South Wales returns to England accompanied by the Aboriginal, Bennelong. Bennelong is given a house a point in Sydney Cove that is now the site of the world famous Opera House. (Are you a RAPper or a RAPscallion)

The Regency Era Timeline 1792: Sydney Cove. Arthur Phillip the 1st Governor of New South Wales returns to England accompanied by the Aboriginal, Bennelong. Bennelong is given a house a point in Sydney Cove that is now the site of the world famous Opera House. (Are you a RAPper or a RAPscallion)

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