Botany Bay


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Botany Bay,

inlet, New South Wales, SE Australia, just S of Sydney. It was visited in 1770 by James Cook, who proclaimed British sovereignty over the east coast of Australia. The site of the landing is marked by a monument on Inscription Point. The bay was named by Cook and Sir Joseph Banks because of the interesting flora on its shores. Although Australia's first penal colony was often called Botany Bay, its actual site was at Sydney on Port Jackson. The bay is now an important cargo port with chemical facilities and an oil refinery.

Botany Bay

1. an inlet of the Tasman Sea, on the SE coast of Australia: surrounded by the suburbs of Sydney
2. (in the 19th century) a British penal settlement that was in fact at Port Jackson, New South Wales
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Throughout the series, Paul Clitheroe and his Balance crew, also from the CYCA, kept Vanguard honest and finished second on IRC, Clitheroe's drop was the Australia Day Botany Bay race, in which he was unable to compete.
Botany Bay, an exotic location in Sydney, Australia, is the site of the first Australian landing by explorer James Cook in 1770 and later became the location of a famed British penal colony.
Mae'r Fields of Athenry yn hen gan, dros ganrif oed, o'r oes pan oedd Lloegr yn anfon troseddwyr oedd ddim yn cytuno ai rheolau hwy ar long carcharorion i Botany Bay yn Awstralia bell.
When James Matra, the American loyalist and 'promoter of imperial schemes' with whom the Pitt administration concurred in its plans for a colony in the South Pacific, offered to act as the 'Conductor & Governor' of the proposed Botany Bay colony, the House of Commons Select Committee on Transportation asked him 'Do you mean that you will undertake it as a sober regular Colony or as a Colony of Convicts?
Also On This Day: 1483: Edward V acceded to the throne but was murdered in the Tower 75 days later; 1770: Botany Bay, Australia, was discovered by Captain James Cook; 1838: The National Gallery opened in London; 1940: Germany invaded Norway and Denmark; 1970: Paul McCartney issued a writ in the High Court to dissolve the Beatles business partnership; 1989: Nick Faldo became the first Englishman to win the US Masters.
The dust had hardly settled on WWII when my Mum and Dad packed me, my sister and their bags, off to Botany Bay.
The traditional Australia Day ocean race from Sydney Harbour south to Botany Bay and back, retracing the passage north of the First Fleet 222 years ago to hoist the Union Jack and begin the European colonisation of Australia, attracted a fleet of nearly 40 yachts.
WORCESTER Arline (Markon) Fisher, 92, formerly of 55 Botany Bay Road, died Wednesday, November 21st in the Jewish Healthcare Center.
Also on this day: 1483: The young Edward Vacceded to the throne but he was murdered in the Tower 75 days later; 1770: Botany Bay, Australia, was discovered by Captain James Cook; 1806: Birth of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel; 1838: The National Gallery, London, was opened; 1940: The German invasion of Denmark and Norway began; 1983: Jenny Pitman's Corbierre won the Grand National, the first winner trained by a woman.
The reasons for the visit of the Laperouse expedition to Botany Bay have remained mysterious, or at least unexplained, to Australians yet the simple answer to this question has been lying in the French archives for more than two hundred years.
A further 35 yachts competed in the CYCA's Australia Day Regatta short ocean race from Sydney Harbour to Botany Bay and return, replicating the course taken by the First Fleet when it moved from its original landfall north to the more suitable Port Jackson.
He worked as a painter for Botany Bay Company for years before becoming sick.