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AUSTRALIA Sydney - An Inspection of the Convict Settlers - TUCK 9148
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The Growth of Our Empire Beyond the Seas
Foundation of Sydney ... by Chaplain [sic] L Philip
An Inspection of the Convict Settlers

(from back of card) "In 1770 Captain James Cook sailed round New Zealand in the 'Endeavour,' and visiting the eastern coast of Australia took peaceable possession of the large tract of country which he named New South Wales. The first colonists seven hundred and fifty-seven convicts arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788. Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, was founded in the same year by Captain L. Phillip the British officer who had been commissioned to establish the penal settlement and was named after Viscount Sydney, then Secretary of State for the Colonies."

Litho postcard. Raphael Tuck & Sons Oilette. The Rise of Our Empire Beyond the Seas, Series II. Postcard 9148. After the black and white drawing by R Caton Woodville.
Not postally used.
Minor corner tip wear.

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