Golden Grove

Store ship of the First Fleet which carried 22 crew and 4 passengers and tools to enable settlement in the new colony. Anvils, axes, tents, flour, chickens and Reverend Johnson's cats were amongst the varied cargo.

Milestone
Constructed
Whitby, England
1780
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
Sep 1788
Arrived Sydney
10 Nov 1788
Departed Sydney
19 Nov 1788
Name
Commemorated by
Position
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1791
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Included in
Type

First Fleet

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,
2015

Phillip described the transportation of convicts to New South Wales as a voyage 'to the extremity of the globe'. Having successfully managed both the ships and the convicts, the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove brought Phillip new challenges: how to keep men and women, convicts and alcohol, camp and fleet, apart.

Golden Grove

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,
2015

Golden Grove was one of the three storeships of the First Fleet and is credited as having made the fastest return journey of any of the First Fleet ships.