On This Day
1770-1849 > First Fleet and RN
On This Day - 1770-1849
- February 11, 1788
HMS SIRIUS landed a party on Garden Island, Sydney, to prepare a ship’s garden.
Three sets of initials, ‘FM’, ‘IR’, and ‘WB’, were carved on a rock on the northern hill.
These are now the oldest marks extant made by white men in Australia.
- February 5, 1788
Governor Arthur Phillip allocated Garden Island, Sydney, to HMS SIRIUS for use as a ship’s garden.