Who was the first explorer to map Australia?

Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) proved that Tasmania was an island and produced its first map. He traced the coasts of the Australian continent, proving that the east, New South Wales, was the same land mass as the west, New Holland. He produced the first complete map of Australia.

Who discovered Australia first for kids?

The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606. Twenty-nine other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts in the 17th century, and dubbed the continent New Holland. Macassan trepangers visited Australia’s northern coasts after 1720, possibly earlier.

Who is an Australian explorer?

Australian Land and Sea Explorers, including exploration of Antarctica.

George EVANS Edward John EYRE
Ernest FAVENC Matthew FLINDERS John and Alexander FORREST
Sir John FRANKLIN Ernest GILES W C (William Christie) GOSSE
James GRANT Augustus GREGORY Francis (Frank) GREGORY

When did Australia first come?

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia.

Who explored Australia in 1800s?

Australia in the 1800s Matthew Flinders (1774–1814) was a British naval officer and experienced explorer who became the first European person to circumnavigate the continent, charting much of the southern coast of Australia.

When was Australia first discovered?

Who was the first European explorer in Australia?

The first known European explorer to have successfully crossed the Australian continent from south to north and back again. Major Thomas Mitchell was one of Australia’s most eminent early surveyors and explorers. A reluctant traveller. Explorer, scientist, communicator and former Australian of the Year.

What can I do with the early Explorer’s map?

Use the early explorer’s map to make comparisons with a present day map of the world. Identify countries that are ‘missing’, waiting to be ‘discovered’. This resource includes a black and white version. Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.

The discovery of Australia was made more than 50 000 years ago. Aboriginal peoples were the first Australians. The first Europeans found Australia in the 1600s. They were Dutch explorers from the Netherlands.

How did our nation’s greatest explorers inspire the Intrepid Australian spirit?

Whether they crossed oceans, tackled jungles, traversed mountains, braved the poles or went to space, our nation’s greatest explorers helped forge the intrepid Australian spirit. The first to successfully cross the continent from South to North.