Happy Australia Day!
It was in 1787 when the first 11 ships set sail from England to the coast of New South Wales (known back then as New England). These ships became known as the First Fleet and were under the captaincy of Arthur Phillip. The fleet arrived in early 1788. They sought to establish a Colony at Botany Bay, the area having been explored and claimed by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770. In the early morning of the 26th January, Arthur Philip and some of his crew rowed ashore and took poss