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John BROOKE (fl. 1621)

Refer to the Wikipedia article on the Tryall which also contains more information about John Brooke..

In 1621 Brooke was master of the Trial (Tryall) which was wrecked in May 1622 on a ledge of Rocks to the NW of the Australian Continent. Many of the crew were drowned.

A more detailed decription, and extracts from Brooke's journal, can be found in The First Sighting of Australia by the English by Ida Lee. The map shown below is from that publication.

Updated 30 Oct 2012