The Life and Times of Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales - An Exhibition
The Life and Times of Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales.
King George III commissioned Arthur Phillip to establish a settlement at Botany Bay, New South Wales in 1787. Phillip successfully brought the eleven ships of the First Fleet into Botany Bay in January 1788, using maps prepared by James Cook in 1770.
Phillip explored Port Jackson harbour and discovered suitable farm land at Parramatta. Hambledon Cottage is located on that land.
The Lucas Gallery is the long room in Hambledon Cottage where aspects of Australian history are regularly displayed. Features of the display are historic pictures and a cabinet filled with artefacts.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the Hambledon Cottage House Museum guided tour.