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Arthur Phillip

(1738-1814), Admiral of the Blue; first Governor of New South Wales

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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Philip spent his whole career in the Navy, as an officer and as a naval spy. After many campaigns and expeditions, he landed in Australia at Port Jackson in January 1788 where he founded the first convict settlement, which later became the city of Sydney.

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Arthur Phillip, by Francis Wheatley - NPG 1462

Arthur Phillip

by Francis Wheatley
oil on canvas, 1786
On display in Room 10 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1462


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