Antipodean Publishers, Artarmon, Australia; First edition (1974)In 1600 a small Dutch sailing ship named the Duyfken (Dove) captained by Willem Janszoon set sail from Banten in Indonesia, in search of trading opporunities. On February 26, 1606 they achored off the Pennefather River in the Gulf of Carpentaria and made various expeditions on shore. Janszoon named the place "Nieu Zeland". He is credited with being the first European to set foot on Australian soil.


Duyfken & the First Discoveries of Australia