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The first settlement in Australia was Sydney Town, which is now just known as Sydney. It was established at Port Jackson, with the arrival of the first eleven convict ships from England, known as the First Fleet.

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English explorer James Cook named the eastern coast "New South Wales", the name by which Britain first knew Australia. The Dutch had named the western half "New Holland".

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