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The First Fleet is the name given to the 11 ships that left England on 13 May 1787 to found the penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia. The Fleet consisted of two Royal Navy vessels, three store ships and six convict transports, carrying between 1,000 and 1,500 convicts, marines, seamen, civil officers and free people (accounts differ on the numbers), and a vast quantity of stores. From England, the Fleet sailed southwest to Rio de Janeiro, then east to Cape Town and via the Great Southern Ocean to Botany Bay, arriving over the period of 18 to 20 January 1788, taking 250 to 252 days from departure to final arrival.
This coin is often nicknamed the “Tall Ships” coin.
Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem.
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
A large sailing ship over the East coast of an early map of Australia which names the country NEW HOLLAND; above is a compass and below the Southern Cross.