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Portsmouth in Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom
 

HMS Sirius

 
 
HMS Sirius Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 31, 2018
1. HMS Sirius Marker
Inscription.
HMS Sirius
This sculpture featuring the flagship of the first fleet HMS Sirius commemorates the courageous voyage of the fleet which departed from Portsmouth on 13th May 1787 and arrived in Sydney on Australia’s Foundation Day, 26th January 1788.

It was presented on 13th May, 1991 to the citizens of the City of Portsmouth as a gift from the people of Australia, donated by the Council of the Municipality of Ku-Ring-Gai and supported by the Council of the City of Sydney in recognition of the fleet’s place of departure and the part played by Portsmouth in the founding of Australia.

Alderman Richard Lennon, Mayor
Warren Taylor, Town Clerk
Council of the Municipality of Ku-Ring-Gai
Pacific Highway, Gordon, Sydney, Australia

This bronze is an exact copy of the sculpture located in the Ku-Ring-Gai Bicentennial Park in West Pymble, Sydney, Australia

The ‘Sirius’ represented in the sculpture was modeled from the original plans of the ‘Berwich’, the coal carrier modified and renamed ‘Sirius’ by His Majesty’s Navy for the journey.
Sculptor – Victor Cusack – Australia

 
Erected 1991.
 
Location. 50° 47.694′ N, 1° 
HMS Sirius Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 31, 2018
2. HMS Sirius Sculpture
6.386′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, England, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of England Route B2154 and Park Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Gunwharf Quays mall. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth, England PO1 3TY, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. GPO K6 Telephone Box (here, next to this marker); HMS Vernon Figurehead (here, next to this marker); The Old Customs House (a few steps from this marker); British MMK1 Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark VIII Torpedo (within shouting distance of this marker); Noon Day Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); 12 Inch Shell (within shouting distance of this marker); HM Gunwharf, Portsmouth (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
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HMS Sirius Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 31, 2018
3. HMS Sirius Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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