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Phillip, Arthur 1738-1814

Works: 379 works in 819 publications in 3 languages and 8,368 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Maps  Biography  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DU160, 994.402
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The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island by Arthur Phillip( Book )

79 editions published between 1789 and 2015 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, first published in 1789, is an edited compilation of official papers, journals and illustrations relevant to the voyage of the First Fleet to Australia and the founding of Port Jackson on Sydney Cove, and of the penal colony of Norfolk Island. Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), a sailor of wide experience in both the Royal Navy and the Portuguese fleet, accepted the post of commander of the fleet and governor of the new colony in 1786, and the eleven ships arrived in Botany Bay in January 1788. This account begins with a note on Phillip's career, and discusses earlier British colonisation, before describing the preparations for, and progress of, the voyage. The fascinating documentation continues with materials on the founding of the colony, problems with the convict workmen, encounters with native Australians, and with the local wildlife, all illustrations of the birth of one of the world's great cities
An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk island : with the discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern ocean, since the publication of Phillip's voyage, compiled from the official papers ; including the journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball ; and the voyages from the first sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the return of that ship's company to England in 1792. by John Hunter( Book )

25 editions published between 1793 and 1978 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of Hunter's important journal of the first years of settlement at Sydney. As with Governor Phillip's account, this was published by Stockdale, and continues that publisher's monopoly on the "official" accounts of the colony.Hunter was an experienced sea captain and the most dedicated navigator of the First Fleeters, and his book is in effect the first pilot for Australian waters and a significant companion to Cook, in particular, whose book he frequently consulted. As might be expected, therefore, the maps are excellent. Furthermore, it is the last book to include writings by Phillip as it prints his dispatches to the end of 1791; as the first work to publish anything by Philip Gidley King it is also the first account of Norfolk Island.Second captain of HMS Sirius under Phillip for the voyage to Botany Bay, Hunter became actively engaged in surveying and exploration in New South Wales, and only left for England in late 1791 after the loss of the Sirius at Norfolk Island while under his command. He spent the next few years in England, where he prepared his journals for publication. Hunter gives an excellent account of many activities, particularly exploration and the settlement at Norfolk Island (based on King's papers), which are treated more cursorily by the other First Fleet chroniclers. The engraved plates and maps, many of the latter from original cartography by Hunter, Dawes and Bradley, are very fine. The plates include the well-known "View of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 20th August 1788" (the first published engraving of Sydney) and P.G. King's "A Family of New South Wales", engraved by William Blake
The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay by Arthur Phillip( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an introduction and annotations by James J. Auchmuty. Originally published in 1789
Extracts of letters from Arthur Phillip, Esq., Governor of New South Wales, to Lord Sydney; to which is annexed a Description of Norfolk Island by Arthur Phillip( Book )

17 editions published between 1791 and 1965 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.8; Quail decoys made by Hawkesbury River natives
The First Fleet : the record of the foundation of Australia from its conception to the settlement at Sydney Cove by Owen Rutter( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk island; comp. from authentic papers by Arthur Phillip( Book )

7 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay : nebst auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee by Arthur Phillip( Book )

5 editions published in 1791 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts of letters to Lord Sydney. To which is annexed a description of Norfolk Island by Philip Gidley King and an account of expences incurred in transporting convicts to New South Wales by Arthur Phillip( )

5 editions published between 1791 and 1963 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gründung der Strafkolonie Sydney by Arthur Phillip( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 1925 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the settlement of New South Wales, New Holland by Arthur Phillip( )

8 editions published between 1886 and 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematisch-summarische Uebersicht der neuesten zoologischen Entdeckungen in Neuholland und Afrika. Nebst zwey andern zoologischen Abhandlungen by Friedrich Albrecht Anton Meyer( Book )

2 editions published in 1793 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. John Hunter's Reise nach Neu-Südwallis : nebst Nachrichten von den Entdeckungen in diesem Lande und in der Südsee by John Hunter( Book )

3 editions published between 1793 and 1794 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


2 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Arthur Phillip admirał brytyjski, gubernator w Australii

Arthur Phillip almirante británico; primer gobernador de Nueva Gales del Sur

Arthur Phillip amiral, premier gouverneur de la Nouvelle-Galles du Sud

Arthur Phillip ammiraglio inglese

Arthur Phillip britischer Seefahrer und Gouverneur von New South Wales

Arthur Phillip Brits politicus

Philipp 1738-1814 Kapitän

Philipp, Arthur

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Philipp Kapitän 1738-1814

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Артур Філіп

Артър Филип

Филлип, Артур

ארתור פיליפ

آرتور فیلیپ سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

آرثر فيليب

ئارتور فیلیپ

आर्थर फिलिप

আর্থার ফিলিপ

ஆர்தர் பிலிப்

อาร์เทอร์ ฟิลลิป

아서 필립



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