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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

Fernández de Quirós, Pedro

Fernández de Quirós, Pedro (1565–1615)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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...fabled Terra Australis (‘southern land’); the following year he discovered Espíritu Santo Island (in the New Hebrides), which he named La Australia del Espíritu Santo in the belief that he had found the southern continent. His crew mutinied and forced Quirós to sail for Mexico. He went on to Spain in 1607 and in 1614 successfully petitioned the king to sponsor an expedition to follow up the discovery of ‘Australia’, but he died en route to the South Pacific and was buried in an unknown grave in Panama. Diccionario de historia de España...

Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon

Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon (fl. 1590–1619)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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...The resident governor of the Dutch East India Company refused to believe that Schouten and Le Maire had found a new route into the Pacific and declared the ship's logbook to be a forgery. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek vii; Edward Duyker (ed.) , Mirror of the Australian Navigation ...

exploration

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...subsequently sailed along the coast of New Guinea before reaching the Moluccas. Claims for the discovery of the southern continent (Terra Australis) have been advanced on behalf of French, Portuguese, and Spanish mariners, but the earliest documented landings on the mainland of Australia are those of the Dutch in the first half of the seventeenth century. French exploration of North America began with the voyages of French and Breton fishermen to the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The first official French expedition was commanded by a Florentine,...

social welfare

social welfare  

The well-being of society or the community at large. In economic terms, social welfare is an aggregation of the welfare or utility of the individual members of the society. See also utility; and ...
synod

synod  

An assembly of the clergy of a particular Church, nation, province, or diocese, sometimes with representatives of the laity, duly convened for discussing and deciding ecclesiastical affairs. The term ...
sumptuary laws

sumptuary laws  

Relating to or denoting laws that limit private expenditure on food and personal items. The word is recorded from the early 17th century, and comes ultimately from Latin sumptus ‘cost, expenditure’ ...
18th century

18th century: c. 1700 - 1800  

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...Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay First Fleet The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev Politics Conquest and colonization Migration British empire European empires from 1415 Australia and Oceania Europe Society Empires Australia 1788 1788 Arthur Phillip, selecting a suitable coastal site for the first penal colony in Australia, names the place Sydney Cove Sydney (Australia, Canada) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 Politics Conquest and colonization British empire European empires from 1415 Australia and Oceania Europe Empires Australia...

17th century

17th century: c. 1600 - 1700  

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...lock World Encyclopedia 1 Canals Technology Engineering Europe France Society 1642 1642 Abel Tasman makes landfall in the Macquarie Harbour area in the island now known after him, Tasmania Tasman, Abel (1603– c. 1659) A Dictionary of World History 2 Exploration Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1642 1642 Parliament sends Charles I a list of political demands, the Nineteen Propositions, which it would be impossible for him to accept Nineteen Propositions The Oxford Companion to British History 1 rev English Civil War Britain 1500-1750 Politics War British...

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