OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: JuLY 29, 2017.
Webpage updated: July 29, 2017

        

THE BARBICAN

AUSTRALIAN SETTLERS' MEMORIAL

On March 13th 1987 this Memorial was unveiled on the wall facing the Mayflower Memorial on Plymouth's Barbican.

 

FROM PLYMOUTH ON 13th MARCH 1787
SAILED THE TRANSPORT SHIPS
"FRIENDSHIP" and "CHARLOTTE"
CARRYING MEN AND WOMEN CONVICTS
BOUND FOR AUSTRALIA.

ON 28th JANUARY 1788
WITH NINE OTHER SHIPS FROM ENGLAND
THEY LANDED AT PORT JACKSON
WHICH BECAME
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES.
THERE THEY ESTABLISHED
THE FIRST BRITISH COLONY UNDER THE
COMMAND OF CAPTAIN ARTHUR PHILLIP, R.N.
THE FATHER OF MODERN AUSTRALIA.

The marble memorial was created by Messrs Cantell & Endacott of Weston Mill, Plymouth.

The two transport ships loaded their convicts at Plymouth and left to join the rest of the First Fleet at Portsmouth, from where they set sail for Australia on May 13th 1787.