Duyfken 1606: The ship that put Australia on the map

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Duyfken 1606: The ship that put Australia on the map

Price: $15.00

Learn how the Duyfken became the first European ship to reach and map Australia's coastline. And discover the amazing story of how a full-scale replica of the Duyfken was built to educate Australia about its forgotten history.




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Hollandia Nova - the map of Australia in 1644This compelling 44-page booklet tells the story of how Marco Polo, Indonesian spices and the Dutch East India Company were pivotal in the European discovery of Australia in 1606.

And discover how the Duyfken became the first European ship to reach and map Australia's coastline. Learn the little-known facts about how Dutch East India Company ships, including the Duyfken, contributed to the mapping of three quarters of Australia's coastline by 1644 (see image right). 

Also find out how an authentic, full-scale replica of the Duyfken was built to educate Australia about its lost past.

 


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