Talk:Botany Bay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Australia / Maritime history / Sydney (Rated C-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon Botany Bay is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics. If you would like to participate, visit the project page.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Sydney (marked as High-importance).
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Australian maritime history.
Note icon
Need help improving this article? Ask a LibrarianWhat's this? at the National Library of Australia.
Note icon
The Wikimedia Australia chapter can be contacted via email to for other than editorial assistance.

Sentences removed from the Landmarks section[edit]

I removed information about an incident in 1961 that doesn't belong in the Landmarks section. It could be included in a section about recent history, if such a section is created. The following is the text that I removed:

On 30 November 1961 an incident occurred involving Ansett-ANA Flight 325, a Vickers Viscount aircraft, that crashed into Botany Bay nine minutes after taking off from Sydney Airport. All fifteen people on board died in the accident. The wreckage was recovered from the bay by divers from NSW Police and the Royal Australian Navy, assisted by HMAS Kimbla.[1]

Doug4 19:13, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ "Blast from the Past – November 30, 1961 Botany Bay Air Crash". Mandingo. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 

Removed category[edit]

Removed Penal colony catergory, Botany bay was unsutable as a penal settlement. This article is however important and needs work. Ghostieguide 01:17, 5 January 2006 (UTC)


Could someone please show where Botany Bay is located on a map of Australia?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vanillabean (talkcontribs) 07:24, 10 May 2006.

First Fleet arrival section[edit]

In this section is states that the first fleet were panicked by the arrival of the possibility of the French beating them to it and so set sail that afternoon. I was under the impression that the first fleet had already set sail anyway and the French just happened by coincidence to arrive at that time. Does anyone have better information on this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:04, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just added archive links to 2 external links on Botany Bay. Please take a moment to review my edit. If necessary, add {{cbignore}} after the link to keep me from modifying it. Alternatively, you can add {{nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot}} to keep me off the page altogether. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true to let others know.

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 14:45, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Pushpin map?[edit]

Anybody knows how to place a pushpin map in this article? Thanks. (talk) 10:18, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

I tried inserting the following code, but it did not work:

|pushpin_map = Australia New South Wales

|pushpin_relief = 1

| pushpin_label_position = right

|pushpin_map_caption = Location of Botany Bay in New South Wales

| latd =33 |latm =59 |lats =52.7994 |latNS = S

| longd =151 |longm =13 |longs =58.8 |longEW = E

|coordinates_type = type:waterbody_region:AU

|coordinates_display = inline,title

|coordinates_region = AU-NSW

Would appreciate any help. Thanks. (talk) 10:23, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Bogus claim ?[edit]

"The total catchment area of the bay is approximately 55 km2 (21 sq mi)."

The catchment area of the George's River is claimed to be 930 sq km, which is part of the catchment of Botany Bay, so the 55 sq km claim would be seem to be quite wrong.Lathamibird (talk) 10:41, 13 July 2016 (UTC)