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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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In 1779 Sir Joseph Banks an eminent scientist who accompanied Cook on his voyage, recommended Botany Bay as a suitable site for development, an action which led to the British policy of treating Australia as a penal colony for the period 1778-1868.
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In the Australia Day Regatta ocean race, from Sydney Harbour to a mark off Botany Bay and return, line honours went to the TP52 Balance, Paul Clitheroe's overall winner of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
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THE gambled-on Botany Bay took centre stage with a strong finishing effort to claim the Magners Ulster Derby at Down Royal yesterday.
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At Botany Bay he does some foraging and learns the art of cooking the Aboriginal way.
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Port Botany is the nation's second-biggest container port after Melbourne and sits on Botany Bay.