14 Feb 1788 - Norfolk Island settlement to be established

#OnThisDay 14 February 1788 Lieutenant Philip Gidley King left Sydney to establish a settlement on Norfolk Island. With him were 15 convicts and seven free men. They arrived on 6 March 1788 and began to prepare the Island for more settlement and commercial development.

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