This sculpture recalls the sailing of the First Fleet of settlers from Spithead to Botany Bay, Australia, on 13th May 1787. The Fleet was led by Captain Arthur Philip RN. The statue was unveiled by the Queen on 11th July 1980. A twin monument was unveiled at Circular Quay, Sydney, in 1980 as part of the Bicentenary Celebrations
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Photo taken in Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
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