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Sydney Cove, with Government House and Fort Macquarie.Sydney Cove, with Government House and Fort Macquarie.
Sydney Cove, with Government House and Fort Macquarie.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: PU2143
Title: Sydney Cove, with Government House and Fort Macquarie.
Description: The passengers and crew from the First Fleet settled along the coast at Sydney Cove in 1788. They had arrived at Botany Bay, but the area was deemed an unsuitable place for the establishment of the first prison colony in Australia. There were over 1,500 people, including 548 male and 188 female convicts. The recently constructed Government House and Fort Macquarie are visible in this painting.
Creator: Westmacott and Spreat.
Date: c. 1800
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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