Australia's "First Fleet" was a group of 11 ships and about 1,400 people who established the first European settlements in Botany Bay and Sydney.
Illustration by E. Le Bihan, courtesy State Library of New South Wales
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body of water partially surrounded by land, usually with a wide mouth to a larger body of water.
goods carried by a ship, plane, or other vehicle.
to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.
edge of land along the sea or other large body of water.
people and land separated by distance or culture from the government that controls them.
one of the seven main land masses on Earth.
prisoner or person who has been convicted of a crime.
place where a person or thing is going.
to bring and secure a ship or boat to a space or facility.
to form or officially organize.
accomplishment or achievement.
able to produce crops or sustain agriculture.
group of ships, usually organized for military purposes.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
part of a body of water deep enough for ships to dock.
period of celebration or honor.
welcoming or inviting.
famous, heroic, or celebrated.
animals raised for sale and profit.
art and science of determining an object's position, course, and distance traveled.
having to do with prison or punishment.
part of a whole.
path or way.
community or village.
long journey or trip.