Early explorers

  • Early explors

    In1642 James Cook named Van Dieman's after his bos.
  • Early Exporers

    In 1616 Dirk Hartog became the first dutch sailor to discover the west coast of Australia.But it was by mistake! Hartog was supos to have sailed from the Netherlands to the dutch east Indies (now Indonesia) but he was blown off-course by stong westerly winds called the 'roaring foristies'.
  • Early Explorers

    In 26 August 1768, bondfor the island of Tahiti to moniyor Venus passing in front of the sun. By October 1769, Cook had completed the second task of the voyage-to determine the exact position of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean.