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      • The History of Sydney begins in prehistoric times with the occupation of the district by Australian Aborigines , whose ancestors came to Sydney in the Upper Paleolithic period . The modern history of the city began with the arrival of a First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and the foundation of a penal colony by Great Britain.
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  2. History of Sydney - Wikipedia

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    The History of Sydney begins in prehistoric times with the occupation of the district by Australian Aboriginals, whose ancestors came to Sydney in the Upper Paleolithic period. The modern history of the city began with the arrival of a First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and the foundation of a penal colony by Great Britain.

  3. Sydney - History | Britannica

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    Early settlement When the English admiral Arthur Phillip arrived off the coast of southeastern Australia with the First Fleet in 1788, he sailed first to Botany Bay, which had been discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770 and to which he had been directed by the British government.

  4. In 1770 the HMS Endeavour moored at what is now Botany Bay, and eight years later British settlement began, making it Australia's oldest European settlement. The city was given its current name after British home secretary Lord Sydney.

  5. History of Sydney | Australia | Fandom

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    History of Sydney It has been speculated that the Sydney region has been populated by indigenous Australians for at least 40,000 years. At the time of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, 4000-8000 Aboriginal people lived in the region.

  6. What is the history of Sydney, Australia? - Quora

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    Sydney was founded in 1788 when the first fleet arrived in Australia from England. On 13 May 1787 a fleet of 11 ships set sail from Portsmouth, England. On board were 759 convicts, most of them men with sailors and marines to guard the prisoners. ...

  7. Sydney is Founded Sydney was founded in 1788 when the first fleet arrived in Australia from England. On 13 May 1787, a fleet of 11 ships set sail from Portsmouth, England. Onboard were 759 convicts, most of them men with sailors and marines to guard the prisoners.

  8. Sydney | History & Points of Interest | Britannica

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    Sydney, city, capital of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Located on Australia’s southeastern coast, Sydney is the country’s largest city and, with its magnificent harbour and strategic position, is one of the most important ports in the South Pacific. In the early 19th century, when it was still a small convict settlement and the ...

  9. The Natural History of Sydney - The Australian Museum

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    Contents Abstract. Sydney has a unique natural history, providing a home for iconic animals and plants while remaining a global city. The city captured the imagination of prominent naturalists and inspired visits and collecting trips to the infant colony of New South Wales in the late 1790s and early to late 1800s.

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