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Blog post from Sunday, 26 January, 2014

“The Founding of Australia. By Capt. Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove, Jan. 26th 1788” / Original [oil] sketch [1937] by Algernon Talmage R.A.

On this day in 1788, the colonists sailed from Botany Bay to Port Jackson, arriving in the early evening and anchoring at Sydney Cove.

Captain Phillip, who had arrived earlier on the Supply, took a small group of colonists ashore to raise the British flag.