Notice of the arrival of the First Fleet in the London Chronicle. FIRST FLEET.
Notice of the arrival of the First Fleet in the London Chronicle.

Notice of the arrival of the First Fleet in the London Chronicle.
Notice of the arrival of the First Fleet in the London Chronicle.

London: T. Wilkie, February 21-24, 1789.

Folio, eight pages, 288 x 220 mm.

News of the fleet relayed via China

Contains a brief but curious account of the landing of the First Fleet relayed via China: "A merchant in Amsterdam has written to London, that the Botnay Bay squadron under Commodore Phillips, has reached the place of destination. This intelligence was brought by a ship from China'. The appearance of this passage is evidence of the speed with which information travelled through mercantile networks from the Far East. Two of the First Fleet transports, the Charlotte and Scarborough returned to England via China, to take on a cargo of tea for England under charter to the East India Company. These events are well recorded by Captain Thomas Gilbert, commander of the Charlotte, whose voyage account appeared some seven months after this newspaper bulletin in late September 1789.

Contains a brief but curious account of the landing of the First Fleet relayed via China: "A merchant in Amsterdam has written to London, that the Botnay Bay squadron under Commodore Phillips, has reached the place of destination. This intelligence was brought by a ship from China'. The appearance of this passage is evidence of the speed with which information travelled through mercantile networks from the Far East. Two of the First Fleet transports, the Charlotte and Scarborough returned to England via China, to take on a cargo of tea for England under charter to the East India Company. These events are well recorded by Captain Thomas Gilbert, commander of the Charlotte, whose voyage account appeared some seven months after this newspaper bulletin in late September 1789.

Price (AUD): $550.00  other currencies     Ref: #3710501

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