Captain Arthur Phillip Memorial Wall

Public Art: Captain Arthur Phillip Memorial Wall

Designer : Unknown

Description: A simple brick wall in English bond from the 17th century house of the first governor of New South Wales, Captain Arthur Phillips. The wall comprises of 1,400 bricks and was part of Captain Phillip's house ar Vernals Farm, Lyndhurst.

Date Unveiled: The Memorial wall was unveiled in January, 1988 by Sir James Rowland the then Governor of New South Wales.

Location: The memorial stands in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia.


The wall stands as a memorial
to Captain Arthur Phillip RN, first governor of New South Wales
who led the First Fleet to Australia and founded the new colony at Sydney Cove in January 1788.

A distinguished navigator, humane leader and farmer, Phillip guided the establishment of the firt farm on the Australian continent at a site now part of the Royal Botanic Gardens

These bricks came from the 17th Century house at Vernals Farm, Lyndhurst, in Hampshire where Phillip lived before his historic voyage to Australia. They were carefully dismantled from the remains of the jouse and reconstructed here in English bond, bedded in lime mortar as they stood in England in 1787.

As a living link with Arthur Phillp an oak tree is planted nearby from an acorn from an ancient tree in the original garden of Vernals Farm.

This boer, a bicentennial gift from Mr Geoffrey L. Cottee to the people of Sydney, was unveiled by his excellency Air Marshal Sir James Rowland A.C., Governor of New South Wales, in January 1988.

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