Announcement of the WA Government Financial Support
The Western Australian Government has provided the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation with a $263,000 grant for the Duyfken to sail from Sydney to Perth. In addition, the foundation will be provided with $125,000 per annum (indexed) for 10 years for the Duyfken to be home ported in Perth. West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said the Duyfken would become a new tourism and educational experience for all West Australians and visitors. It’s exciting to have a ship like this here in WA representing Australia’s rich colonial history and highlighting WA’s links with our Dutch maritime history.