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Exploring The Abrolhos Islands

May 9th 2019
The Abrolhos Islands have always held a fascination. It was one of the earliest spots where Europeans landed in Australia. Most famous, the Dutch ship Batavia, was wrecked on one of the smaller islands In 1629. Our pilot and tour guide described the event in which 40 people died in the wreckage. Then a mutiny led to horrific slaughter of men, women and children. It was not a great introduction to ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Western Australia

Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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