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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, Mr D Hope Johnston, said that for some time past he had been endeavouring to obtain plans and details of H M S Supply one of the vessels of the first fleet and which

was actually the first British warship to enter     Port Jackson. Through the assistance of the   | Secretary of State for the Dominions (Mr | L C Amery) he bad obtained from the Admiralty

in London a plan of the Supply, together   with other details regarding the construction   of the vessel, which would be   utilised in painting a picture of the Supply entering Sydney Heads in January, 1788

H M S Supply was an armed tender to H M S Sirius the flagship of the First Fleet The Supply was of 170 tons-smaller than some of the Sydney ferry steamers-and carried eight guns and a crew of 50. The vessel  

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

the arrival at Botany Bay of the First Fleet | Captain Phillip and some other officers, proceeded

in boats to Port Jackson and the Governor     decided to found the settlement at   Sydney Cove. The party then returned to

Botany Bay and Phillip sailed for Port Jackson   in the Supply leaving the Sirius and the  

other ships of the fleet to follow on the next ,

day.    

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