• Born date: 1738-10-11
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1814-08-31
  • Death in: Bath, Somerset
Arthur Phillip

Captain (later Admiral) Arthur Phillip RN (11 October 1738 – 31 August 1814) was the first Governor of New South Wales and founder of the settlement which became Sydney.After much experience at sea, including command of a ship that was saved in a storm by convicts, Phillip sailed with the First Fleet, as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales.