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Willem de VLAMINGH (1640 - ?)

Refer to Wikipedia article on de Vlamingh

In 1697 Willem De Vlamingh charted the Perth region with the vessels Geelvinck, Nijptang and Weseltje. He travelled 80 kms inland on the Swan River with ship’s artist Victorszoon, making pictorials of the coast.

Landing on Dirk Hartog Island, off the West Australian coast, De Vlamingh replaced a pewter plate left by Hartog in 1616 and then charted Christmas Island. An account is given in Early Voyages to Terra Australis by R H Major.

Updated 23 Nov 2012