Duyfken sailed to the Pennefather River to mark the first time recorded in history that Europeans arrived in Australia and Aboriginal people met people from the outside world.
Duyfken sailed from Banda to re-trace Captain Willem Janszoon's voyage of Discovery to the Pennefather River on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.
Duyfken left Australian waters at Broome and sailed towards Kupang in Timor. She then sailed to Flores and into the Banda Sea, sailing to Wetar and on to Banda near Ambon.
The first part of the expedition takes Duyfken northward along the west coast of Western Australia, calling in at Geraldton, Denham, Canarvon, Exmouth, Dampier, Port Hedland and Broome.
Duyfken sailed to the home of the nutmeg tree, the Banda Islands, the place where the original Duyfken set sail on her original voyage of discovery to Australia in late 1605.
Duyfken left Fremantle harbour on April 8, 2000, and was farewelled by a large crowd and a colourful fleet of boats. These photos give a feel for what the send-off was like.
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Duyfken moored in Banda Harbour,
26th March 2000
Fort Belgica on Banda, a VOC fort
built in the 17th century. In the background
one can see the volcano Gunung Api which
erupts every few decades.
Traditional dancers at Menanga on
the island of Solor where Willem
Jansz was one governor.
Duyfken anchored at Menanga,
Solor Island, where Duyfken's Captain
Willem Janszoon was once Governor.
At Namo Sain, Kupang, Timor a women
is selling little packets of rice and
stuff for breakfast, mainly to
people coming ashore from the
Semau island ferries.
Namo is from the bay of Namo Sain,
just west of Kupang, Timor,
and it shows traditional boat building
going on there.
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