August 26

Governor Phillip comes home

Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW, will unveil a bust of Governor Arthur Phillip on the Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House in Bridge Street, Sydney  this Thursday morning, August 28th at 11.30 a.m.  The event is free; members of the public are welcome to attend.


This will be the highlight of events organised by Sydney Living Museums and other heritage groups to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Governor Phillip in UK on August 31st, 1814. 



The foundation stone of Phillip's house, today on display in the museum, was laid on May 15th, 1788, The foundations were discovered in 1983, thereby cancelling out proposed re-development plans. 

[Dawn Moss, for the Committee, Friends of the First Government House Site Inc]






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