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Thread #59418 Message #1891843
Posted By: Bunnahabhain
23-Nov-06 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well Thanksgiving does represent the arrival of settlers in a new, free, land, whereas the first europeans making landfall in any great numbers in Australia were not so lucky, although simply getting off an 18th century wooden ship after 6+ months would be cause enough to celebrate.
I can't find anything giving me a typical route for thes ships, but they'd only be stopping an Atlantic port, the cape of Good Hope, probably straight across to Western Australia