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Journals of the First Fleet
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Arthur Philip and Watkin Tench
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Journals of the First Fleet

Arthur Philip and Watkin Tench



Regional & national history;
Australasian & Pacific history


400 pages

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The journals of the first fleet are the first written accounts of the grand naval adventure that culminated in the creation of the Australian state. Written by Arthur Philip, Admiral of the first fleet, and Watkin Tench, Captain-lieutenant, the journals chronicle the details of the voyage to the landing at Botany Bay in 1788, the first meetings with Aboriginal people, along with the early life of the settlement at Port Jackson.

By:   Arthur Philip and Watkin Tench
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9780648509844
ISBN 10:   0648509842
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Admiral Arthur Phillip (11 October 1738 - 31 August 1814) was a Royal Navy officer and the first Governor of New South Wales who founded the British penal colony that later became the city of Sydney, Australia. Lieutenant General Watkin Tench (6 October 1758 - 7 May 1833) was a marine officer who is best known for publishing books describing his experiences in the First Fleet, which established the first settlement in Australia in 1788.

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