Arthur Phillip: Commodore of the Fleet

Gary L Sturgess

Abstract


The transportation of convicts to New South Wales in the early years of settlement was a great deal more challenging than has generally been recognised. Arthur Phillip's success in bringing a convoy of eleven ships, including six transports carrying more than 750 convicts, on a voyage of eight months duration across the globe means we need to rethink his contribution to fitting out and managing Australia's First Fleet.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/sj.v5i1.5731

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