Terra Australis 1606 ( podcast with maps)

Please follow the link to see a talk given recently at the Royal Australian Historical Society on the first European discovery or sighting of Australia in 1606 by the Dutch voyage led by Willem Janzoon and the Spanish voyage led by Luis Vaz de Torres.

The 28 minute podcast shows the key maps and images that go with this first discovery of Australia and also the first world map on which part of Australia appears in 1622.


About ianburnet

Author of the book, Spice Islands. Which tells the History, Romance and Adventure of the spice trade from the Moluccas in Eastern Indonesia over a period of 2000 years. Author of the book, East Indies.Which tells the history of the struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for supremacy in the Eastern Seas. Author of the book 'Archipelago - A Journey Across Indonesia'. Author of the book 'Where Australia Collides with Asia' Author of the book 'The Tasman Map'. Author of the book 'Eastern Voyages'.
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