Was Australia charted before 1606? : the Java la Grande inscriptions / William A.R. Richardson.

  • [Canberra] : National Library of Australia 2006
Physical description
xii, 132 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm
  • 9780642276421
  • 0642276420
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-126) and index.
  • Partial contents 1. The cartographical background -- 2. The case of the 'corresponding coastlines' -- 3. The study of place-names -- 4. The case of the disregarded evidence -- 5. Conclusion & appendices.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English


  • Dutchman Willem Janszoon's arrival on the shores of Cape York in 1606 is widely regarded as the first reliably documented non-Aboriginal arrival on Australia's shores. This book examines the evidence that Portuguese, French, Chinese and others were earlier visitors.

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Location of copy Shelfmark Online location Holdings Notes
University of Bristol Libraries: Wills Memorial Library G282 RIC 7 day loan: vacation loan
British Library: Oriental Collections, St Pancras Reading Rooms YD.2007.a.2784
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Map Room, follow signs to North Gallery - past the North Staircase, First Floor, not borrowable S696.c.200.141
National Library of Scotland: Maps Reading Room, Edinburgh (Causewayside) Map.Ref.Misc.1.R