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.
View all photos taken: Monday, 24th July 2006, This photo: 11:58am