First Fleet Re-Enactment Bicentennial Coasters. Vintage item from 1988 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first fleet arrival, carrying convicts from England to Australia.
The First Fleet Reenactment Voyage (also known as the Second First Fleet) was a project to assemble a fleet of tall ships to sail from England to Australia in a historical reenactment of the First Fleet that colonised Australia in 1788. Seven ships—Søren Larsen, R. Tucker Thompson, Anna Kristina, Amorina, Tradewind, Our Svanen, and Bounty—sailed from Portsmouth in May 1987, following a fleet review by Queen Elizabeth II. Attempting to follow the route of the original First Fleet, the ships sailed for Australia via Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, and Mauritius. The fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour on Australia Day (26 January) 1988 the exact 200 years after the first fleet. (Wikipedia)
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