Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814

Alternative names
Birth 1738-10-11
Death 1814-08-31

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Admiral

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000243.0x00022c

Arthur Phillip was born in London, educated at Greenwich, and at the age of seven joined the Royal Navy as an apprentice. He rose steadily in the service, attaining the rank of Captain. in 1786, he was assigned the duty of forming a convict settlement in Australia. His fleet arrived in Botany Bay in 1788, and in four years he had established a colony in what is now Sydney. Modern Australian historians describe him as the founder of New South Wales or of Australia.

From the description of A. Phillip letter to R.C. Griffith, 1793 June 12. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69937100


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