Who was the first white child born in Australia?

Who had the first white baby?

Virginia Dare, born in 1587 at the Roanoke Colony, was the first child born in North America to English parents, and her memory was celebrated in the British colonies. Peregrine White, born aboard the Mayflower at Provincetown Harbor in 1620, was the first Pilgrim birth.

Who was the first European born in Australia?

On 25th January 1788 a child was recorded to have been born to a “Mrs. Whittle” between Botany Bay and Port Jackson, becoming the first European to be born in Australia. However the only person similarly named as part of the fleet’s company was a man, Edward Whitton.

Who settled Australia first?

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia.

What did the aboriginals call Australia?

The Aboriginal English words ‘blackfella’ and ‘whitefella’ are used by Indigenous Australian people all over the country — some communities also use ‘yellafella’ and ‘coloured’.

Did Chinese discover Australia?

Who were the modern discoverers of Australia? … You see in the 1420s Australia’s west and east coasts were visited and charted by the Chinese. In fact in a great surge of navigation and discovery the Chinese mapped much of the world in the 1420s.

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