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The Duyfken replica vessel docks at the Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum has announced that following negotiations with the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation in Western Australia, the museum will take over the ownership and management of the replica Duyfken. ‘We are pleased and honoured that the Duyfken Foundation approached us to take … Continue reading

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The First Appearance of Australia on a World Map

The Pacific Ocean was first sighted on September 25, 1513 by the explorer Vasco Balboa when he reached the summit of the Isthmus of Panama and viewed its huge expanse. In 1520 Ferdinand Magellan and his Armada de Moluccas, on … Continue reading

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SIGNALS – Tasman Map Book Review

History Underfoot by Jeffrey Mellefont Like me, many Signals readers will have entered the State Library of NSW through the northern portico of the Mitchell Library and then crossed the vestibule to the muted reading room that’s so solemn with … Continue reading

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The Tasman Map – Abel Tasman, the Dutch East India Company and the first Dutch Discoveries of Australia

Coming to a bookshop near you – the story of the Tasman Map Every visitor who passes through the vestibule of the Mitchell Library stops to admire the magnificent marble mosaic of the Tasman Map which fills the entire vestibule … Continue reading

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Terra Australis 1606

Terra Australis 1606: The Voyages of the Duyfken & the San Pedrico Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Venue: SMSA Mitchell Theatre 280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 Maritime historian Ian Burnet discusses the background of these significant voyages, … Continue reading

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