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.
|Title of host publication||A touch of Dutch|
|Subtitle of host publication||Maritime, military, migration and mercantile connections on the Western Third 1616-2016|
|Publisher||Carina Hoang Communications|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Shark Bay
- Dirk Hartog
- Australian history
- Dutch East India Company
Van Duivenvoorde, W. (2016). Dirk Hartog was here! His 1616 inscription plate and Dutch ship communications. In N. Peters (Ed.), A touch of Dutch: Maritime, military, migration and mercantile connections on the Western Third 1616-2016 (pp. 14-37). Carina Hoang Communications.