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H.M.S. SUPPLY.

FIRST WARSHIP TO ENTER

SYDNEY.

ADMIRALTY PLANS RECEIVED.

At the monthly meeting of the Manly War- ringah and Pittwater Historical Society, the president. Air D Hope Johnston, said that for some time pist he hsd been endeavouring to obtain plans and details of H M S Supply one of the vessels of the first fleet and which

j i as actually the first British warship to enter I Port Tackson Through the assi&tmce of the | Secretary of State for the Dominions (Mr | L C Amery) he bad obtained from the Admir-

alty in London a plan of the Supply, to gether with other details regarding the con- struction of the vessel, which would be utilised in painting a picture of the Supply entering Svdnev Heads in Jnnuarv, 1788

II M S Supply was an armed tender to H M S Sirius the flagship of the Tirst Fleet The Supply was oT 170 tons-smaller than some of the Sydney fe-rv steamers-ind car ยป.ied eight guns and a crew of oO The vessel

was commanded by Lieutenant H L Ball | after whom Ball s Head was nimed After,

tbe arrival at Botany Bay of the First rieet | Cartain Phillip and some other officers, pro-

ceeded in boats to Port Jackson and the Go- ' vernor decided to found the settlement at Syuney Cove The party then returned to

Botany Bay and Phillip sailed for Port Jack ' son in the Supply leaving the Sirius and the

other ships of the fleet to follow on the neit ,

day. _ I

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