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Botany Bay

noun
1.
a bay on the SE coast of Australia, near Sydney: site of early British penal colony.
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  • You'd prefer being at large to being chained up in a cell, or sent to Botany Bay, I suppose?

    Cord and Creese James de Mille
  • You are to be transported to Botany Bay for ten years, and then you will be free.'

  • And if it don't end in Botany Bay and hard labor for life, then there's no law in the land.

    The Living Link James De Mille
  • If ye could transport your tenant, Mr. Moore, to Botany Bay, ye'd happen do better.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • In these southern waters no practicable landing-place was observed till Botany Bay was reached.

  • Some of them remarked, 'You will not feel like singing in Botany Bay.'

  • Mr. Wallis had told him so many stories of the old Botany Bay days that he felt quite primed for a very ambitious book indeed.

    The Adventurous Seven Bessie Marchant
  • His first intention had been to go out, as a settler, to Botany Bay.

  • This cenotaph was erected in Botany Bay, upon the spot where the navigator had pitched his camp.

  • Upon a plant also which yielded a yellow gum, there was less than upon the same kind of plant in Botany Bay.

British Dictionary definitions for Botany Bay

Botany Bay

noun
1.
an inlet of the Tasman Sea, on the SE coast of Australia: surrounded by the suburbs of Sydney
2.
(in the 19th century) a British penal settlement that was in fact at Port Jackson, New South Wales
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