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Calendar event : 18 January 1788 - Arrival of the first ship of the First Fleet at Botany Bay

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Title18 January 1788 - Arrival of the first ship of the First Fleet at Botany Bay
RecurrenceThis event depends on a recurrence rule
 Event is repeated10 times,on each 18 of January
Starting on Monday 10 of January, 2011.
StartThursday 18 of January, 2018
EndThursday 18 of January, 2018
DescriptionThe first ship of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay, This was the HMS Supply. The transports Alexander, Scarborough and Friendship arrived the following day (the 19th of January). The second contingent of ships arrived outside Botany Bay on the 19th but, as it was already dark when they arrived they stood off at sea until the morning of the 20th. At 7.50 a.m on the 20th of January 1788 the HMS Sirius dropped anchor in Botany Bay and by 9 a.m. the rest of the Fleet arrived.
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