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Arthur Phillip
First Governor of New South Wales
Click here for out details of the Arthur Phillip Memorial
Arthur Phillip of Bennett Street, Bath, Admiral of the Blue, died in 1814.  
Some 200 years later, on Commwealth Day 2014, the values that unite the modern Commonwealth were reaffirmed in Bath and Westminster Abbeys. 
At first sight, these two events seem unrelated, but closer examination shows a strong link; namely the founding of a colony in New South Wales, that was to lead, ultimately, to the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia, which is today a leading member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Arthur Phillip was the First Governor of New South Wales and the founder of Modern Australia
Monuments to Arthur Phillip already exist in Bath Abbey and St Nicholas' Church, Bathhampton, where Arthur Phillip is buried.
A number of events are taking place in 2013/14 to mark the bi-centenary of his death.
Click here to read a biography of Arthur Phillip, published in the Australian Dictionary of Biography in 1967
The book 'Arthur Phillip - Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy, by Michael Pembroke was released in 2013.
Click here to find details of the book.
Click here to read a review of the book.
A tribute structure in  bronze and stone will be placed in the garden by the Assembly Rooms in Bath, sponsored by the Britain-Australia Society, to be unveiled on 12th July 2014.
A memorial stone will be laid in the floor of the nave of Westminster Abbey, dedicated at a major service in July 2014.
A Future in Progress
A History in Common,
Click here to read an article by Brian Staveley on Arthur Phillip, 'Founding father.... neglected hero', published in 2009