People smugglers have arrived at Botany Bay today on eleven ships full of boat people.
The majority of the boat people were poor desperate individuals including women and children.
The exact number of people transported on the First Fleet will likely never be established, as many accounts were kept secret.
The arrival of the boat people was highly contentious amongst locals with many labelling the new arrivals as economic refugees.
“We were here first, these guys are just jumping the queue,” said one local leader.
There were rumours that some children were thrown overboard, however these claims have never been fully substantiated.