In 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip arrived from England after 9 months sailing with 1487 people, 778 of them convicts, to start a new colony.
Phillip set up camp here in Sydney Cove on 26 january, 1788.
233 years later it looks like this.
We have a holiday today and many celebrations. Brisbane is relocating celebrations from flooded venues and we will still try to have a good time and especially celebrate our strong mateship bonds that have helped us get through this disaster.