There is a strong case for the Portuguese being the first Europeans to arrive in Australia. However, records of such Portuguese activity have been lost through the years.
The first recorded arrival of Europeans was Willem Jansz/Janszoon, a Dutchman who was seeking new trade routes and trade associates. Travelling in a small ship called the Duyfken, he became the first recorded European to step foot on Australia's shores on the western shore of Cape York Peninsula, on 26 February 1606. However, he believed the Cape to be part of New Guinea, from whence he crossed the Arafura Sea, so he did not record Australia as being a separate, new continent.
As for when permanent European settlement in Australia commenced - that occurred with the arrival of the First Fleet on 26 January 1788.
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The first definitive Europeans to arrive in Australia were the Dutch. Led by navigator Willem Janszoon, the Dutch charted 320 kilometers of the Australian coastline in 1606 CE.
the first Europeans came in 1497
The first fleet arrived in year 1606. The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606.
The first Europeans in Australia were convicts, guarded by marines.
The first Italian to arrive and settle in Australia was convict Giuseppe Tuzo, who arrived with the First Fleet in 1788.
The first known Europeans to live in Australia were the British convicts, officers and marines of the First Fleet. However, there is considerable evidence to indicate that the first Europeans to live in Australia were survivors of Dutch shipwrecks on the Western coast.
Officially, the first Europeans to live in Australia were those who arrived on the First Fleet in 1788. Unofficially, there is evidence that suggests the first Europeans living in Australia were survivors of Dutch shipwrecks from the early to mid 1600s.
Horses first arrived in Australia with the First Fleet, in 1788.
The First Fleet arrived in Australia in 1788.
by a raft
The first European settlers to arrive in Australia were convicts from England, guarded by a large number of marines and officers.
When did the first fleet arriv in Australia
The first British migrants arrived in Australia in 1788.
they arrived at 1793 in Australia