Tag Archives: Willem Janszoon

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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The Tasman Map – Book Review

Ian Burnet, The Tasman Map – The Biography of a Map: Abel Tasman, the Dutch East India Company and the first Dutch Discoveries of Australia, Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd, 2019 Having grown up in Sydney, I can remember as a … 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 Willem Janszoon and Luis Vas de Torres and the first European discovery of Australia This talk was presented at the SMSA and will be broadcast by ABC Radio National on their ‘Big Ideas’ … Continue reading

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