However, numerous Aboriginal stone tools were found in Western Sydney's gravel sediments that were dated from 45,000 to 50,000 years BP, which would indicate that there was human settlement in Sydney earlier than thought.
Cook was on a mission of exploration and was not commissioned to start a settlement.
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.
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Three Victorian detectives flew to Rome last year to conduct a voluntary interview with Cardinal Pell.Police have issued a statement today saying they had received advice from Victoria's DPP about a current investigation into sexual assault allegations and detectives would consider the advice before any charges were laid.The complaints include those by two men now aged in their 40s, from Cardinal Pell's hometown of Ballarat, who say he touched them inappropriately in the summer of 1978-79 when he was playing a throwing game with them at the town's pool.The complete database of Broken Rites cases is NOT available on the internet.This webpage is divided into sections: If a particular offender is not listed on this webpage, this does not mean that this person is not an offender.