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Botany Bay

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BOTANY BAY (S8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Australian Book

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, 1s+2s Set+Link
9-16 2s+1s set and Petronella-in-Tandem, set and Petronella-in-Tandem. 1(2)
17-24 1L+2M also 1M+2L promenade ¾ round clockwise (end facing partners up/down) and dance RH across
25-32 1s and 2s set to partners, 1s ½ turn 2H while 2s full turn 2H, 1s+2s circle left ¾ round. 21

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Botany Bay is a bay in Sydney, New South Wales, a few kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. The Cooks River and the Georges River are the two major tributaries that flow into the bay. Two runways of Sydney Airport extend into the bay.

On 29 April 1770, Botany Bay was the site of James Cook's first landing of HMS Endeavour on the continent of Australia, after his extensive navigation of New Zealand. Later the British planned Botany Bay as the site for a penal colony.

Out of these plans came the first European habitation of Australia at Sydney Cove.

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Aerial Photo Of Sydney Showing Botany Bay

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