An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter

An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

By John Hunter

  • Release Date: 1821-01-01
  • Genre: History
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It being the intention of government to remove the inconvenience, which this country suffered, from the goals being so exceedingly crouded with criminals, who had been by the laws condemned to transportation, the east coast of New Holland was the place determined upon to form a settlement for this salutary purpose. The east coast of New Holland is that country, which was discovered and explored by Captain James Cook, in his first voyage round the world, and by him called New South Wales. Botany Bay, the only place he entered with the ship, which could be called a harbour, having been mentioned in the narrative of that voyage, as a convenient place for a settlement, was fixed upon by government for the intended design.

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