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Natives of Botany Bay in dug-out canoe spear-fishing c1798.

Natives of Botany Bay in dug-out canoe spear-fishing c1798.

by Stockdale, John

Australian aborigines of Botany Bay, from Governor Phillip's journal.
Finding Botany Bay unsuitable as a site for the new colony, Governor Arthur Phillip proceeded to Port Jackson whose entrance had been named by Cook who considered Port Jackson “one of the finest harbours in the world” and finding a supply of fresh water in Sydney Cove, Governor Phillip founded the first English settlement there in 1788.

Original copperplate engraving by Thomas Medland from the sketch by R. Cleveley for Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island published in London circa 1798 by John Stockdale (with later hand-colour).

Page size 295 x 320mm (11.5 x 12.5 inches) 

Stock Number: apAaP2Price: $165.00

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