First Fleet Timeline

Timeline created by liam161297
  • Leaving England

    Leaving England
    The First Fleet leaves from Portsmouth, England on the 13th of May 1787 under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip on the long joiurney for Botany Bay.
  • Last Sight of England

    Last Sight of England
    The journey is now. The last sightings of England had faded now and it was all open sea.
  • Reaching the Canary Islands

    Reaching the Canary Islands
    The First Fleet arrives at the Canary Islands and docks at Santa Cruz.
  • Departing the Canary Islands

    Departing the Canary Islands
    The First Fleet now departs the Canary Islands continuing the voyage to the Great South Land.
  • Passing Cape Verde Islands

    Passing Cape Verde Islands
    The Fleet passes the Cape Verde Islands but is unable to land so instead continues on their journey.
  • Crossing the Equator

    Crossing the Equator
    It was a momentas occasion since it ment the environment would be changing.
  • Islands of Rio de Janeiro in Sight

    Islands of Rio de Janeiro in Sight
    They have the Islands at the enterance of Rio de Janeiro in sight.
  • Docks at Rio de Janeiro

    Docks at Rio de Janeiro
    They dock at Rio de Janeiro to take on more supplies for the long journey that they had only covered a portion of.
  • Departs Rio de Janeiro

    Departs Rio de Janeiro
    The First Fleet departs Rio de Janeiro and continues there long journey to the great south land.
  • Cape of Good Hope sighted

    Cape of Good Hope sighted
    The Cape of Good Hope was sighted then they sailed past it continuing on there southerly heading.
  • Anchors in Table Bay for supplies

    Anchors in Table Bay for supplies
    The Fleet anchors at Table Bay, Cape Town to stock up and pick up supplies.
  • Departs Table Bay

    Departs Table Bay
    After stocking the ships with supplies the Fleet continues on it journey.
  • The Advance Party

    The Advance Party
    HMS Supply and three other ships moved ahead of the convoy to become an advance party.
  • Sighting Van Diemen's Land

    Sighting Van Diemen's Land
    First sightings of the south of Van Diemen's Land.
  • HMS Supply arrives in Botany Bay

    HMS Supply arrives in Botany Bay
    After the long journey the HMS Supply is the first ship to arrive at Botany Bay.
  • Entire Fleet arives at Botany Bay

    Entire Fleet arives at Botany Bay
    The First Fleet have now arrived at there destination which is Botany Bay.
  • Captain Phillip and Captain Hunter go to the North

    Captain Phillip and Captain Hunter go to the North
    Captain Phillip and Captain Hunter travel to the north to find a more suitable settlement site because of the lack of fresh water.
  • Entire Fleet anchors in Port Jackson

    Entire Fleet anchors in Port Jackson
    The entire First Fleet anchors in the port and starts to set up camps and build up te colony.