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Sydney and Port Jackson described...



Item # 642677

December 12, 1789

THE GLASGOW ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 18, 1789 

* Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
* Botany Bay - First Fleet


An early newspaper reporting on the first European settlements in Australia, a result of the historic "First Fleet" of convicts & others which arrived there in January, 1788. Page 2 has: "Governor Phillips describes Port Jackson, which is only about nine miles to the Northward of Botany Bay in South Wales, on the coast of New Holland, as one of the finest harbours in the world, in which 1000 sail of the line might ride in perfect security. Sydney-cove, named so in honour of Lord Sydney, the Governor chose in preference, which is about half a mile in length & a quarter of a mile across at the entrance...His meeting with the natives here was friendly and uninterrupted..." with a bit more (see).
Page 2 also has a letter from Philadelphia beginning: "Congress is still sitting at New York & from the multiplicity of  business before them, there is no likelihood of the session's soon closing...".
Eight pages, 9 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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