Subject History

History: History of Australia

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    People who study "History of Australia" investigate The history of Australia is the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia with its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies.

    Luís Vaz de Torres, Willem Janszoon are some authorities of "History of Australia".

    Several topics in "History of Australia" include (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia, in addition to the aforementioned Tasmania.

    Goals of "History of Australia" include The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606. Later that year, Spanish explorer Luís Vaz de Torres sailed through, and navigated, Torres Strait islands. Twenty-nine other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts in the 17th century, and dubbed the continent New Holland. Macassan trepangers visited Australia's northern coasts after 1720, possibly earlier. Other European explorers followed until, in 1770, Lieutenant James Cook charted the east coast of Australia for Great Britain and returned with accounts favouring colonisation at Botany Bay (now in Sydney), New South Wales.