Who was first spotted by a Dutch sailor in 1606?

Willem Janszoon
While Indigenous Australians have inhabited the continent for tens of thousands of years, and traded with nearby islanders, the first documented landing on Australia by a European was in 1606. The Dutch explorer Willem Janszoon landed on the western side of Cape York Peninsula and charted about 300 km of coastline.

What did janszoon discover?

In late February and early March 1606 Willem Janszoon, captain of the Dutch East India Company ship the Duyfken, became the first European to make recorded contact with and map part of the Australian continent.

Did the Dutch discover Australia?

The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was in 1606 by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon. The First Fleet of British ships arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788 to establish a penal colony, the first colony on the Australian mainland.

Where did the Duyfken land in Australia?

The ship made landfall at the Pennefather River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This was the first authenticated landing on Australian soil and for the first time all the inhabited continents of the world were known to the European science of geography.

Where did Willem Janszoon come from?

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Willem Janszoon/Place of birth

How did Willem Janszoon find Australia?

Late in 1605 Willem Jansz (Janszoon) of Amsterdam sailed aboard the Duyfken from Bantam in the Dutch East Indies in search of New Guinea. He reached the Torres Strait a few weeks before Torres and named what was later to prove part of the Australian coast—Cape Keer-Weer, on…

Did Willem Janszoon get married?

In November 1628 he was sent home as one of the three joint-commanders of a fleet which reached Holland in July 1629. On arrival he was sent to report to the States-General and the stadtholder on the state of the Indies, and thereafter he drops out of sight. It does not appear that he ever married.

Did Vikings ever come to Australia?

no settlements but there is proof of vikings making it as far as cairns. people forget the dane/norse/saxon cultures known as vikings explored FAR and wide. they was not a part of the world they did not explore and were used as body guards in the ottoman empire.

How did Willem Janszoon come to Australia?

What did the Duyfken discover on his voyage?

During the Duyfken’s historic voyage in 1606, the ship’s captain became the first European navigator to map Australian coastline when he charted Cape York Peninsula’s west coast. The original Duyfken was one of a new breed of innovative European ocean-going ships when it was built in 1595.

What is the history of the Duyfken 1606 Replica?

Duyfken was built by the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation, jointly with the Maritime Museum of Western Australia, and launched on 24 January 1999 in Fremantle. Construction of the vessel was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kailis family.

When did the Duyfken first come to Australia?

1606: the Duyfken unexpectedly came upon the shores of Australia on a journey of exploration. A small Dutch ship called the Duyfken entered the pages of Australian history when it became the first European vessel to make a recorded visit to the south land’s shore in 1606.

Where did Janszoon and Duyfken sail?

Duyfken started its historic voyage from Banda, Indonesia, on 18 November 1605, sailing east along New Guinea’s south coast before heading south into the middle of the Arafura Sea and then south east. When Janszoon and his crew next saw land, they would become known as the first known Europeans to sight Australian shores.