|Title:||BOTANY COUNCIL FIRST FLEET BICENTENNIAL SCULPTURE|
|Size [w x h]:||2000mm x 3000mm|
|Description:||Commisioned by Australia's First Fleet Assocation, this Bicentennial sculpture celebrates the arrival in 1788 of Britain's 'First Fleet' settlement ships. Amongst them were a male and female prisoner who got together during the voyage to produce the first Australian-born direct ancestor of this artist (something he didn't know at the time he sculpted the piece. The names of all those arrivals are engraved around the base of the sculpture, which also depicts the route and profile of the various ships, and a portrait of Captain Phillip, the Fleet leader and Australia's first Governor. Inside the curve of the sail is a symbolical relief depicting the first meeting of the existing indigenous population with the European invaders.|
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