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Who were the explorers that came to Australia?
‘Australian Discovery’ by Sir Ernest Scott. This on-line resource contains extracts from the journals of many sea and land explorers including Tasman, Dampier, Cook, Flinders, Blaxland, Sturt, Giles and Leichhardt. The introduction to each volume provides an overview of sea and land exploration relating to Australia.
Who was the earliest European explorer?
The first European to discover America and remember was Christopher Columbus. As an Italian by birth, his name would have been Colombo then, and his Spanish sponsors would have called him Colon….European Exploration and Settlement in the New World.
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Who was the first explorer to sail Australia?
British explorer Matthew Flinders was the first person to circumnavigate Australia.
Who is the most famous Australian explorer?
Read their stories
- Robert O’Hara Burke and William Wills. The first to successfully cross the continent from South to North.
- Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.
- Richard ‘Dick’ Smith AC.
- Sir Douglas Mawson OBE.
- Joseph Banks.
- Matthew Flinders.
- Ron and Valerie Taylor.
- Charles Sturt.
What country were the European explorers from?
The Age of Exploration is considered to have occurred mostly with four European nations, which included: Portugal, Spain, France and England.
Who was the first European explorer to explore Australia?
Twenty-nine other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts in the 17th century, and dubbed the continent New Holland. Other European explorers followed until, in 1770, Lieutenant James Cook charted the east coast of Australia for Great Britain.
When did the Dutch explore the north coast of Australia?
In the early 1600s, the Dutch seized control of the Moluccas from the Portuguese. As early as 1605, a Dutch expedition was sent to explore the north coast of Australia and several others followed.
In 1801–02 Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator led the first circumnavigation of Australia. Aboard ship was the Aboriginal explorer Bungaree, of the Sydney district, who became the first person born on the Australian continent to circumnavigate the Australian continent.
Where was the first European settlement in Australia?
The Wiebbe Hayes Stone Fort on West Wallabi Island is the first known European structure to be built in Australia. Abel Tasman ‘s voyage of 1642 was the first known European expedition to reach Van Diemen’s Land (later Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight Fiji.