First map of Australian coastline
During the Duyfken’s historic voyage in 1606, the ship’s captain became the first European navigator to map Australian coastline when he charted Cape York Peninsula’s west coast.
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A brief history of the original Duyfken
The original Duyfken was one of a new breed of innovative European ocean-going ships when it was built in 1595. This innovation allowed the ship to make significant marks in world history.
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Dutch East India Company
The original Duyfken was owned by Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) – otherwise known as the Dutch East India Company – which became the world’s richest privately-owned organisation in its time.
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