Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 1788, by William Bradley. State Library of NSW.
I've been researching ships sailing to and from Sydney 1817-1818 and have found
these interesting sites for ships arriving:
Ships arriving in Australia by
date and giving details of the
ship (1809-) see: http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/year/arrive/s2.htm
of ships to Australia and their descriptions see: http://www.theshipslist.com/index.html
descriptions of ships see: http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/all/journeys/ships/list.html#a