The Portuguese Discovery of Australia: Fact or Fiction?
Richardson, W A R
National Library of Australia
The Dutch, under Willem Janszoon in the Duyfken, and the British, under James Cook in the Endeavour, have long been known to have reached Australia's shores in 1606 and 1770 respectively. For more than two centuries a debate has been going on about whether any other Europeans preceded them.
Maritime history, Maritime navigation, Cartography, Mapmaking, Australia, Bill Richardson
Richardson, W.A.R. 1989. The Portuguese Discovery of Australia: Fact or Fiction? Canberra: National Library of Australia (Lecture given at National Library of Australia - Occasional Lecture Series No. 3).