The Dutch Conundrum, or the Mariner That Never Was

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In 2016 Australia and the Netherlands celebrated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Dutch mariner Dirk Hartog (1580-1621) on Australia’s west coast. Landing on Malgana Country at what is now Shark Bay in Western Australia, Hartog and his crew left an inscribed pewter dish affixed to a post, which recorded details of his arrival. 

Period21 Apr 2021

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