Australian Dictionary of Biography

Collingridge, George 1895, The Discovery of Australia: A Critical, Documentary and Historic Investigation Concerning the Priority of Discovery in Australasia by Europeans Before the Arrival of Lieut. James Cook, in the “Endeavour”, in the Year 1770, Hayes Bros, Sydney

Hardy & Frost (eds) 1989, Studies From Terra Australis to Australia, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra

Henderson, James A 1982, Marooned: The Wreck of the Vegulde Draeck and the Abandonment and Escape from the Southland of Abraham Leeman in 1658, St George Books, WA

Hunz, Egon & Elsie 1971, A Continent Takes Shape, Collins, Sydney

Kenihan, G H (ed) 1964, The Journal of Abel Jansz Tasman, 1642, with documents relating to his exploration of Australia in 1644 (Facsimile edition), Australian Heritage, Adelaide 

National Library of Australia 2013, Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia, National Library of Australia, Canberra

Peters, Nonja (ed.) 2006, The Dutch Down Under, Wolters Luwer

Polo, Marco 1300, Book of the Marvels of the World or Travels of Marco Polo, Vol.1,;
Vol. 2,

Richards, Michael & O’Connor, Maura (eds) 1993, Changing Coastlines: Putting Australia on the World Map 1493–1993, National Library of Australia, Canberra

White, Richard 1981, Inventing Australia: Images and Identity 1688–1980, Allen & Unwin


“Dutch Claims to New Holland and the British Colonization in 1788”, ND, Australia on the Map: a Division of the Australian Hydrographic Society

Barry, Derek, Contact: When the Dutch Met the First Australians, 4 December 2013

Broomhall, Susan, “Australian’s Might Speak Dutch if Not for Strong Emotions”, The Conversation, 22 November, 2013

Broomhall, Susan, “Emotional Encounters: Indigenous Peoples in the Dutch East India Company’s Interactions with the South Lands”, Australian Historical Studies Journal, Volume 45, Issue 3, 2014

Cameron-Ash, Margaret, “Australia or Austrialia? A Correction”, The Globe”, No. 69, 2011

Cameron-Ash, Margaret, “French Mischief: A Foxy Map of New Holland”, The Globe, No. 68, 2011

Cameron-Ash, Margaret, “Juggling ‘Australia’, ‘Austrialia’, and ‘New Holland/,The Globe, No. 723, 2013

Collins, Ben, How Explorer and Pirate William Dampier’s Comments on Aboriginal People in 1697 Set the Tone for Future Sentiment, ABC Kimberley, 4 November 2018

King, Robert, “Jave La Grande, A Part of Terra Australis?” Mapping Our World: Discovery Day, National Library of Australia, 10 November 2013

Mawer, Allen Granville “The Incredible Shrinking Continent”, The Globe, No. 60, 2011

Trustees of the Mitchell Library of New South Wales, 1948, The Tasman Map of 1644: Historical Note and Description of the Manuscript in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney 

Wahlquist, Calla, “First Humans to Reach Australia Likely Island-hopped to New Guinea Then Walked”, The Guardian, 31 Oct 2018,

Online Resources

Museum of Australian Democracy, Secret Instructions to Lieutenant Cook 30 July

National Library of Australia, The Journals of James Cook’s First Pacific Voyage,

Rijksmuseum, 1602 Trade with the East:

State Library of New South Wales 2006, First Sight: The Dutch Mapping of Australia 1606–1697,

VOC Historical Society, Enriching Australian History,

Western Australian Museum 2007, Voyages of Grand