Master Peter Manthorpe,
Your are instructed by the Duyfken Foundation of Fremantle to sail our ship on an expedition of re-discovery, the 2000 Chevron Duyfken Expedition.
You will sail north from Fremantle visiting site of historic significance and visiting communities along the Western Australian coast. From Broome your course will take you to Indonesia, following the old spice trading routes to Banda. You will then re-enact the voyage of 1605-1606 to the Pennefather River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. From there you will conduct an extensive exhibition tour of Queensland.
As representatives of the Duyfken Foundation you will:
On April 8 2000, Duyfken left Fremantle harbour and began her voyage of re-enactment which culminated nine months later in Brisbane, Queensland.