Author's note : 'Will be enacted in the vicinity of the actual landing of Captain Cook, which took place on the 28th of April in the year 1770. [A certain amount of poetic license has been taken in regard to the formal act of taking possession, which in reality occurred some weeks after leaving Botany Bay].'
First produced at Kurnell, Botany Bay, on 7 January 1901, in connection with Commonwealth Celebrations. Directed by Lieut. Victor Cohen. Included accompanying incidental music by an unnamed orchestra conducted by Lewis de Groen.