Dirk Hartog – First European to Leave a Record of His Visit (ASP V10N5)

Dirk Hartog not Captain Cook ‘found’ Australia but he’s barely known outside of WA

October 25, 2016 marked 400 years since Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on an island off the coast of Western Australia, now known as Dirk Hartog Island. He left an inscribed pewter plate as a mark of his discovery, this is the earliest known evidence of a European in Australia.

For the full article, refer to V10N5.