Wrack by James Bradley
Jave La Grande's east coast: from Nicholas Vallard's atlas, 1547. This is part of an 1856 copy of one of the Dieppe Maps. Copy held by the National Library of Australia
Archaeologist David Norfolk is searching for a 400-year-old Portuguese shipwreck off the coast of New South Wales. Such a find would rewrite the history of the discovery of Australia. But instead he unearths the body of a man murdered fifty years earlier, and begins to unravel a more personal kind of history.
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The Lost Continent of Jave la Grande
Jave-la-Grande--The First Map of Australia, known also as the "Dauphin Chart--1530-36. (Portugese and Spanish hemispheres)
- The First Discovery of Australia The Narrative of Portuguese and Spanish Discoveries in the Australasian Regions, between the Years 1492-1606, with Descriptions of their Old Charts.
By George Collingridge De Tourcey. Project Gutenberg.
- Iave La Grande / [Pierres Desceliers] ; [lithographic facsimile by] Geo. Collingridge Maps at The State Library of NSW.
- Jave la Grande Wikipedia page.
- Did the Portuguese Discover Australia? Two hundred years before Captain Cook, Dieppe map makers placed the Portuguese flag on a large land-mass called Java-la-Grande approximately where Australia appears on today's atlas. Helen Wallis sifts through the cartographic evidence to examine the intriguing question. From History Today.
Is captain Cook the first explorer of Australia?
A new archeology discovery just might rewrite the Australian history. These archaeologists have been on a seven-week expedition to Western Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory, where they've been testing the established historical timeline about the first contact between local indigenous people and foreign traders, who the archaeologists think might be the Macassans from Indonesia, for trading the trepang, or sea cucumbers. TITVWeekly, Dec 8, 2008