Governor Phillip and the ‘Kings Wharf’, 1788

Governor Phillip and the ‘Kings Wharf’, 1788

The first colonists under Governor Arthur Phillip arrived at the foreshore a little further south near Duck Creek on the 23 April 1788. After making their way on foot to this site Phillip recognised the agricultural potential of the surrounding land and access to fresh water. As a result he returned to Sydney with a desire to set up Australia’s second settlement at this site which he named at the time Rose Hill [not to be confused with the current suburb of Rose Hill].  (more…)

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