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Discovery of the South-West coast of Australia by the ship Het Gulden Zeepaard, commanded by Pieter Nuijts, member of the Council of India, and by skipper Francois Thijssen or Thijszoon (1627) XIX. The reef above referred to runs out to sea in a northward direction from the Roode Hoeck upwards of two miles, and from there very far to westward, upwards of 1½ mile from the land. Lat.; it showed as a very low-lying coast, whose trend they followed close inshore. 12° 26' South they cast anchor in 10 fathom good anchoring-ground. At noon their estimated course and distance performed since sunrise were S. Voyage of the ships Galias, Utrecht and Texel, commanded by Governor-General Jan Pieterszoon Coen.--Further discovery of the West-coast of Australia (1627) XX. It consists of sandy shoals, having a small hill or rock above water; alongside it the depth was 7, 6, 5 and 4 fathom, uneven bottom. As they were lying at anchor at about 1 or 1½ mile's distance from the shore, they saw two of the prows above described paddle up to the ship, each of them containing two men, who, when they had got near the ship, by signs and cries began to signify to our men that they wished them to come ashore. and South, they set sail running close by the wind on a southerly and S. Fresh expedition to New Guinea by the ship Duifken (1607) V. of us at 6 miles' distance; during the night there was a weak breeze from the E. On April 4 those on board the ship Rijder sighted Cape Falso in Lat. From the hooge Eyland a reef runs out to sea a distance of nearly three miles coming close to the Rijders Eyland... down to the 13th degree; then running on due south as far as the eye reaches.

Heeres e Book No.: 0501231Edition: 1 Language: English Character set encoding: HTML--Latin-1(ISO-8859-1)--8 bit Date first posted: January 2006 Date most recently updated: January 2006 ***** A Project Gutenberg of Australia e Book ***** This e Book was produced by: Colin Choat Project Gutenberg of Australia e Books are created from printed editions which are in the public domain in Australia, unless a copyright notice is included. We herewith hand you a new chart of the South-land, which you may avail yourselves of in due time, and we noways doubt you will find the same of great use to you, of which we hope afterwards to receive your report. Next, running past Cape Keerweer, the Carpentier river, the Hooge eyland and the Groote vuyle imbocht, together with the Oranjen river, and having rounded the great projecting point of the Meeuen river, you will run along the bay of Keerweer then following, always along the coast in a westerly direction, past the Doodslagers revier, de Waterplaets, until you have got beyond Goening Apy, Moordenaers revier and the Wesels eyland, and also beyond Speelmans river and Rijkloffs bays, after which you will make the point of Ony, whence you will cross over along Keffing in Banda, as has already been noted in passing... Victuals and provisions for all your ships for the space of 10 months have been ordered on board here... [**] [* I have not printed this Report, 1st because it has been edited by LEUPE in Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde van Nederlandsck-Indie, Nieuwe Volgreeks, I, pp. They lie out of sight of the South-land, and are partly overgrown with brushwood, edible vegetables, etc..have been discovered not only a number of wells dug by human hands, but also certain vestiges of a Dutch ship, presumably also lost on the reef aforesaid... Journal or daily register, kept [by the second steersman Adriaan (Van) de Graeff] on board the sho Zeewijk; after the miscarriage of the same, on the wreck stuck fast on a rocky reef near the unknown Southland; and a few days after, in the island [*]. course, since the shallows prevented them from running nearer to the land than where they could just sight it from the ship's deck; they next got into 9, 10 and 11 fathom again as before, and dropped anchor at sunset. On April 23 she sighted the land of Carpentaria, and the so-called Cape Keerweer, when she was in the observed latitude Of 12° 58' South, so that the land was found to be at least 12 miles more to eastward than it was believed to be. Further discovery of the Gulf of Carpentaria, the North and North-West coasts of Australia by the Ships Limmen, Zeemeeuw and de Bracq, under the command of Tasman, Visscher, Dirk Corneliszoon Haen and Jasper Janszoon Koos (1644) XXVIII. In the morning of the 27th our men went ashore again for the purpose of attempting to get hold of one or two natives, but did not succeed in doing so that day, because they landed too late to lure the natives to the beach. with a top-gallant gale, they put to sea again, running S. At noon they found their latitude to be 12° 31' South, and dropped anchor in 10 fathom good anchoring-ground, at about 1 or 1½ mile's distance from the land, their compasses showing 3° 49' north-easterly variation. E., with a top-gallant gale, they set sail close to the wind on a southerly course. Exploratory voyage to the West-coast of Australia round by the south of Java, by the ship Leeuwerik, commanded by Jan Janszoon Zeeuw (1648) XXIX. of us at upwards of half a mile's distance; we saw smoke rising in various places. Early in the morning of the 28th they again landed in order to execute their plan; on their arrival the natives came up to them dancing and singing, sat down close to them, laid aside their so-called assagays or weapons, and again enjoyed the liquor with which our men plied them. On the 30th of May, as they were lying at anchor, two small prows came to within half a mile of the ship and then paddled back to shore. At noon they took the latitude of 12° 44' South, having passed depths of 10 and 10½ fathom. Discovery of the North-West coast of Australia by the ship Vianen (Viane, Viana), commanded by Gerrit Frederikszoon De Witt.--De Witt's land (1628) XXII. The persons who had fled, shortly after returned to them, when they found them armed with the assagays above described. with a weak top-gallant gale, they put to sea again, following the trend of the coast on a course between W.

Discovery of Jacob Remessens-, Remens-, or Rommer-river, south of Willems-river (before 1629) XXIII. They were accompanied by a number of females who had their privities covered with a kind of small mats.

Jacob Roggeveen, Jan Koster, Cornelis Bouman and Roelof Roosendaal (1721-1722) XXXV. Shortly after we saw two fires on the beach beyond the island.



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