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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 186 pages of information about The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765.
133/4 degrees Southern Latitude, it being only ascertained that vast regions were for the greater part uncultivated, and certain parts inhabited by savage, cruel, black barbarians who slew some of our sailors, so that no information was obtained touching the exact situation of the country and regarding the commodities obtainable and in demand there.\; our men having by want of provisions and other necessaries, been compelled to return and give up the discovery they had begun, only registering in their chart with the name of Cape Keer-weer the extreme point of the discovered land in 133/4 degrees Southern Latitude.

In the castle of Batavia, this 29th of January Ao 1644.  Signed ANTONIO VAN DIEMEN, CORNELIS VAN DER LIJN, JOAN MAETSUIJCKER, JUSTUS SCHOUTEN and SALOMON SWEERS.

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(1607).  FRESH EXPEDITION TO NEW GUINEA BY THE SHIP DUIFKE.

Second volume of “Het begin ende voortgangh der Vereenighde Nederlantsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie. Gedruckt in den jaere des Heeren 1646” [Rise and Progress of the United Netherlands Chartered East India Company.  Printed Anno Domini 1646].

A Narrative and Journal of the voyage made from Bantam to the coast of Choromandel and other parts of India, by Supercargo PAULUS VAN SOLT in the years 1605 1606, 1607, 1608.

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“On the 4th of March 1607, through God’s mercy [we] arrived before the Castle [of Victoria in Amboyna]...here we found...the yacht Duyfken, which had come from Nova Guinea"...

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(1616).  VOYAGE OF THE SHIPS EENDRACHT AND HOORN, COMMANDED BY JACQUES LE MAIRE AND WILLEM CORNELISZOON SCHOUTEN THROUGH THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ALONG THE NORTH-COAST OF NEW GUINEA.

One of the journals of this voyage has been repeatedly printed in various languages. (See TIELE, Memoire Bibliographique, pp. 42-62, and the same writer’s Bibliographic Land- en Volkenkunde, s. vv.  Begin ende Voortgangh, Herrera, W. Cz.  Schouten, and Spilbergen).  I need not, therefore, go into detail on this point here.  The voyage was begun on the 14th of June 1615, and in January 1616 the strait of {Page 7} Le Maire was discovered.  In the Pacific Ocean various islands unknown to the voyagers were touched at:  inter alia Kokos-island (Boscawen or Tafahi), Verraders-eiland [Traitors’ island] (Keppel or Niutabutabu), (Goede) Hoop island (Nino-fa), the Hoornsche islands (Fotuna and Alofi).  Besides, various islands east of New Guinea were surveyed, and New Ireland, New Hanover and the north-coast of New Guinea with the islands north of it (among others Schoutens island), sailed round or touched at.

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(1616).  PROJECT FOR THE FURTHER DISCOVERY OF THE SOUTH-LAND NOVA GUINEA.

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