Dirk Hartog was here! His 1616 inscription plate and Dutch ship communications

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    Located at the northern tip of Dirk Hartog island in Western Australia, Cape Inscription is one of the most significant recent cultural heritage sites in Australia. It marks the landfall of Dutch skipper Dirk Hartog and his crew on 25 October 1616. Today, the historical events and the physical remains of Hartog's landing in Western Australia are firmly embedded within the context of European activity in the Indian Ocean region and, more specifically, Dutch exploration of the Australian coastline in the seventeenth century.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA touch of Dutch
    Subtitle of host publicationMaritime, military, migration and mercantile connections on the Western Third 1616-2016
    EditorsNonja Peters
    PublisherCarina Hoang Communications
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)9780987158444
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Shark Bay
    • Dirk Hartog
    • Australian history
    • Dutch East India Company


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