The occasion is the 400th anniversary of the first European landing
on the Great South Land - by a tiny Dutch ship, the Duyfken in 1606.
Twenty-four young artists from five continents converge on a remote
area of Australia in North-western Cape York. They emerge two weeks
later to record and reflect on their experiences. Co-directed by an
Australian and a Dutch director, Navigators
is an act of creative imagining, which rekindles the spirit of voyaging
into the unknown. It is a unique and moving event: part performance,
part installation, part multi-media spectacle, part exhibition and
part social experiment.
"Australia on the Map 1606-2006" (AOTM). Generate
interest about the many Mariners who (whether by accident or design)
charted our coasts – and put “Australia on the Map”
thereby making it known to the world.
The ABC Website features an article on the Duyfken
the Naval Architecture CAD application used by the Duyfken Foundation.
- Touwfabriek Langman
Traditional tarred hemp rope was made for the Duyfken replica by Touwfabriek
Langman in the Netherlands.
- Robert Garvey,
Location photographer and creator of the book "To Build A Ship
- the VOC replica ship Duyfken". This fantastic volume full of
high quality images is available through University of WA Press. Email
- Fremantle Chamber
Fremantle is a thriving port city and our Chamber members are waiting
to help you do business.
- Fremantle First
On the 7th July 2000 the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce launched the
branding for Fremantle First, a new marketing initiative for the Fremantle
business community that is sponsored by the Fremantle City Council.
- De Delft
Visit the shipyard and you will see the ship grow to her final glorious
overall length of 63 meters. 'De Delft' will become one of the largest
ship replica's in the world!
A replica of an East Indiaman
being built at Gotheburg, Sweden
- The Batavia replica
The Seven Provincien now under construction in The Netherlands.
- The West Australian Maritime
Embark on a voyage across virtual oceans, through roaring storms to
shipwrecks and a storehouse of objects. Explore the research, projects
- The Australian National
Opens new vistas on Australia's maritime history and love of the sea.
- Texel Maritime and Beachcombers
Duyfken's first Dutch landfall will be in Texel - this museum showcases
local maritime history.
Recent archaeological work at Banda and an expedition to remote communities
where Bandanese people fled to after the genocide in the 17th century.
- The Hakluyt Society
The Hakluyt Society publishes scholarly books on voyages, the history
of exploration and navigation, maritime history and geographical discovery.
Membership, including publications, is inexpensive.
Set Sail From Holland"
A local Western Australian site featuring a broad selection of
Dutch maritime history including the Duyfken, by Cari Jansen.
- Paulus Swaen
Antique Maps of all parts of the world - Views - Prints - Atlases
- Globes & Medieval manuscripts. A good collection from the VOC.
Schooners and Tall Sailing Ships.
Port is an online catalogue of high quality maritime related Internet
resources, brought to you by the National Maritime Museum, UK.
- Global Crew Recruitment
Yacht crew recruitment service for professional crew seeking temporary
or permanent positions, and novice/trainee crew seeking working holidays/working
passages. Commercial and private vessels such as; tall ships, classic
yachts, luxury motor and sailing yachts World-wide!