Early Australian Explorers

Timeline created by LBaxter
  • Willem Janszoon

    Willem Janszoon
    First Europen to land on Australian soil.
  • Dirk Hartog

    Dirk Hartog
    First Europen to land on the west coast of Australia.
  • Abel Tasman

    Abel Tasman
    First European to sail to Van Dieman's Land, New Zealand and Fiji.
  • Captain James Cook

    Captain James Cook
    Discovers the east coast of Australia.
  • First Fleet

    Fist Fleet arrives in Port Jackson
  • George Bass & Matthew Flinders

    George Bass & Matthew Flinders
    First to circumnavigate Tasmania.
  • Matthew Flinders

    Matthew Flinders
    First to circumnavigate Australia
  • Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth

    Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth
    First to cross the Blue Mountains
  • Charles Sturt

    Charles Sturt
    One of his expeditions proved there was no inland sea.
  • Burke and Wills

    Burke and Wills
    Crossed the continent from south to north.
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