Sydney Australia::PLAN & MAP & COUNTRY
built in 1788-01-26 :: Australia Day: 26th January
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Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. |
Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and sprawls about 70 km on its periphery towards
the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north and Macarthur to the south. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs,
40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017,
Sydney's estimated population was 5,131,326. The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians for at least 30,000 years.
Lieutenant James Cook first landed at Kurnell in 1770, when navigating his way up the east coast of Australia on his ship, HMS Endeavour.
It was not until 1788 when 1st Fleet, which contained convicts and was led by Captain Arthur Phillip, arrived in Botany Bay to found Sydney
as a penal colony, the 1rst European settlement in Australia. Phillip named the city "Sydney" in recognition of Thomas Townshend,
1st Viscount Sydney, Home Secretary in 1788.The Sydney region is one of the richest in Australia in terms of Aboriginal archaeological sites,
with significant rock art and engravings located in the protected Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
PMonarch:Elizabeth II-Governor-General:Sir Peter Cosgrove|
Prime Minister:Malcolm Turnbull(2018)
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we were liberated by US troops on (I think) Sunday 9 Sep, and within a few hours had travelled by train
to the port of Jinsen where we embarked and spent a night on a U.S. hospital ship.
Next morning, bathed, fed & fumigated we transferred to a U.S Transport (the â€˜Nobleâ€™ P.A. 218).
All the shipâ€™s staff were wonderfully hospitable. On arrival at Manila we came by bus some 20 miles to this camp,
where we were met by Australians who first gave us a meal and then quartered usâ€¦
It was a wonderful feeling to be among our own people once again.
Then to top it off I found awaiting me letters from home.LEST WE FORGET Captain Wilf Fawcett, lettercard to his family from 3 Australian PW Reception Camp, Manila, 27 Sept.1945
On 11 September, the Australian Timorforce arrived in Kupang harbour and accepted the surrender of all Japanese forces
Paradise of Australia
Ball's Pyramide : marine mountain