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Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbour and sprawls about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north and Macarthur to the south.
Lieutenant James Cook first landed at Kurnell in 1770, when navigating his way up the east coast of Australia on his ship, HMS Endeavour.
The colony was at first to be titled "New Albion", after Albion in Great Britain, but Phillip decided on "Sydney".
The official proclamation and naming of the colony happened on 7 February 1788.
Close friends of Jessica Falkholt (far right) sat with the actress during funeral for her family (pictured), holding a bedside vigil as she remains in a coma in a Sydney hospital, after the Boxing Day crash.
Gareth Morgan, 44, was at the helm of the doomed aircraft when it nosedived into the river, north of Sydney, killing him and a British family of five.
Cook was on a mission of exploration and was not commissioned to start a settlement.Between 17 about 4,300 convicts were landed at Sydney.The colony was not founded on the principles of freedom and prosperity.The last film Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt filmed will still be going ahead, the production company announced on Facebook Friday.In a touching tribute post, they wrote: 'This film will be dedicated to Jess and her family so their memory will live on and her talents are appreciated around Australia and the world.' The 28-year-old's life support was switched-off on Thursday night, following the tragic Boxing day car crash that killed her father Lars, mother Vivian and sister Annabelle...The driver at the centre of a fatal car crash which tore the Falkholt family apart had over 60 serious traffic convictions to his name - as lone survivor Jessica Falkholt has her life support turned off.
Maps from this time show no prison buildings; the punishment for convicts was transportation rather than incarceration, but serious offences were penalised by flogging and hanging.