Bath and District
First Governor of New South Wales
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
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.
number of events are taking place in 2013/14 to mark the bi-centenary of his death.
The book 'Arthur Phillip - Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy, by Michael Pembroke was released in 2013.
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,