Duyfken arrives in Brisbane

The replica of the Dutch East India Company Jacht, the Duyfken, arrived

in Brisbane today.

The Duyfken was the first verified European ship to make landfall on

Australia, in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the year 1606. It's current

voyage is the 400th anniversary of this event.

The Duyfken is a mere 24 metres in length, small by today's standards,

but this particular ship has made the voyage from Indonesia to Holland

and back, and has been sailing for the last 6 years, having been built

in Freemantle, WA, Australia from 1997 to 2000.

http://www.duyfken.com/ provides an interesting history of both this

replica and the original ship.

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Comments

  • cindytoo said:
    David, I thought you had work to catch up with because of longish lunch time. Nice meeting you there.
    My 2GB is about to be transferred to HDD.
    Those whiteish skies have me worried. When you have time, look to straighten horizion and dodge the boat to lighten sides
    Thanks for info.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks John, it was good meeting you there too.

    I have very limited image editing software at work (surprise, photo-editing doesn't have much to do with Network Administration), but felt the need to post something. I'll definitely be fixing quite a few of the photos up this evening and posting/re-posting them.