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The Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in Association with Ure Smith Pty Ltd 1969. A reproduced facsimile from the original manuscript with a portfolio of charts. Illustrated with 29 views in colour. HMS Sirius was the Flagship of the Fleet, Fleet Commander:- Captain Arthur Philip - (Governor 1788 - 1795). Ship's Master:- Captain John Hunter - (Governor 1895 - 1800); General Surgeon:- John White; Lieutentants:- William Bradley; Philip Gidley King (Governor 1800 - 1806); William Daws; John Shortland. Sirius' the naval flagship, 26 guns, 540 Tons, 110 feet long 32 feet beam. Carried 160 people. Built in 1780 as the Berwick for the East India trade. She was badly burnt in a fire and was bought and rebuilt by the Navy in 1786 and renamed Sirius. After her arrival in Port Jackson she remained as a supply ship and sailed to the Cape of Good Hope in October, 1788 to obtain food supplies for the starving colony. After returning; she was eventually wrecked off Norfolk Island during a gale in 1790. Written longhand. Good condition showing only minor nicks to dj. Dust jacket over brown cloth covered end boards. Charts in slip case. 495pp. 245 x 195 mm.