"These days it's well accepted there was considerable European contact with our continent prior to Captain Cook's visit in 1770, primarily from Dutch and British ships. There was the Duyfken's voyage near Cape York in 1606, Dirk Hartog and his pewter plate in 1616, the
But what about the idea of the Portuguese mapping the east, west and south coasts of
In: ABC Radio National
"In Beyond Capricorn, Peter Trickett challenges the commonly held view that the European discovery of
Drawing from primary and secondary historical sources, archaeological evidence and stories handed down through Aboriginal oral tradition, Peter Trickett tells a story of espionage, revenge and secret voyages made by the Portuguese to corner the fabulously rich spice trade in the east and find the islands of gold alluded to by Marco Polo. Secret voyages that resulted in the discovery of
Beyond Capricorn is a compelling account of how for a brief moment in the 1520s
In: Australian Online Bookshop
Another fantastic adventure of our Portuguese Navigators ancestors...