When was Rottnest Island discovered?

Rottnest Island was discovered in 1697 when Dutch sailor Willem de Vlamingh reached "New Holland", as it was then called. When he reached Rottnest Island, he saw the quokkas, small wallaby-like animals, and their grassy nests and tunnels. Believing the unusual creatures to be large rats, he named the island after them and their "nests" - Rottenest - now called Rottnest.
Rottnest Island was discovered in 1697 when Dutch sailor Willem de Vlamingh reached "New Holland", as it was then called. When he reached Rottnest Island, he saw the quokkas, small wallaby-like animals, and their grassy nests and tunnels. Believing the unusual creatures to be large rats, he named the island after them and their "nests" - Rottenest - now called Rottnest.