There is no straightforward answer to this question.
Australian Aborigines made it toanywhere between 6,000 and 50,000 years ago. No written records exist, so one can only speculate on when they first arrived, and who was the first of them.
The Asian people visited the northern coast regularly for hundreds of years before Europeans set foot on the continent, to collect sea-slugs (trepang), a valued delicacy in Asia. Again, there is no record of the very first man or woman to step foot on the continent.
It is believed that the Portuguese were the first to sight the Australian continent, but there are no records within Dieppe Maps, which date between 1542 and 1587, and which were drawn up by a group of French cartographers using a Portuguese source. These maps name a large land mass believed to be the Australian continent as Java-la-Grande. There is some speculation that the maps, not being to scale, actually represent an exaggerated western Java, possibly even .itself to substantiate the claim. The source for this claim are the
Willem Jansz/Janszoon was a Dutchman who was seeking new trade routes and trade associates. Commanding 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.
In 1616, Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog sailed too far whilst trying out Henderik Brouwer's recently discovered route from the Cape of Good Hope to Batavia, via the Roaring Forties. Reaching the western coast of Australia, he landed at Cape Inscription in Shark Bay on 25 October 1616. His is the first known record of a European visiting Western Australia's shores.
The first Englishman to visit Australia was William Dampier, in 1688.
James Cook (not yet a captain) charted the eastern coast of Australia and claimed it in the name of the British in 1770, calling it New South Wales. He charted the east coast between April and August of that year. For this reason, Cook is often wrongly credited with discovering Australia.
Being native to Australia alone, the emu was discovered in Australia.
No South American explorer discovered Australia.To see who really discovered Australia, see the related question below.
who discovered australia first
Captain James Cook claimed and discovered Australia in 1779.
When we discovered Australia.
The chinese were said to have discovered Australia and everybody thinks that Captian Cook discovered it but really the first people to discover Australia were the Dutch unless you incude the Aborigines in which case they discovered Australia first.
Because Australia was discovered by the British.
Australia's first payable gold was officially discovered in Australia in May 1851.
The aboriginals because they walked from Asia across Landbridges and discovered Australia.
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James Cook was a Lieutenant when he charted (not discovered) the east coast of Australia in 1770.
No, Australia discovered New Zealand.
Dirk Hartog discovered the west coast of Australia in 1616 and called it New Holland. Lieutenant James Cook discovered the east coast of Australia in 1770 and called it New South Wales.
he never discovered australia, he mearly brought tobacco to australia
Bauxite was discovered in 1950 at Gove, Northern Territory.
The ship that discovered Australia was called the Duyfken and came from Holland. This Dutch vessel sighted Australia's coast in 1606.
1851 was the year that the first payable gold was discovered in Australia.
No explorer discovered most of Australia in 1770. Australia had been "discovered" over 150 years earlier by the Dutch. However, Lieutenant James Cook (later Captain) charted the east coast in 1770.
The first dinosaur discovered in Australia was a small theropod. On 7 May 1903, geologist William Ferguson discovered the claw of the theropod at Cape Paterson in Victoria.
When it was discovered by Europeans.
captainJames cook discoverd botany bay in Australia
No-one "discovered" Australia in 1770. Australia had been "discovered" over 150 years earlier by the Dutch. However, Lieutenant James Cook (later Captain) charted the east coast in 1770. He was preceded by numerous Dutch explorers, and he wa snot even the first Englishman to land in Australia.
Otzi was discovered in the mountains on the border between Australia Austria and Italy.
no it was captain cook
Australia and Antarctica