Discovery Coast History from 1770

Aboriginals of the Discovery Coast from 1770

Regrettably this section is very limited. Here we have been restricted to scant records from early European explorers or settlers of the Discovery Coast who at the time spoke from their own point of view and lack of knowledge of Aboriginal history and culture. Further to that we have the journals of Arthur Jeffery who sought to learn as much as he could through his own exploration and discussions with Aboriginals who could add to what was known.

 

Maritime Exploration of the Discovery Coast

The maritime exploration began with Lt. James Cook in the Endeavour 1770, who was followed by:

Matthew Flinders in the Norfolk 1799 and in the Investigator 1802

"Yankee Whalers" 1816

Captain Phillip Parker King in the Mermaid 1819

Captain Penson in the Mermaid 1823

Lt. Lort Stokes in the Beagle 1839 and 1841

Colonel Barney in the steamer Cornubia 1846 and in the Lord Auckland 1847

Captain Bedwell in the Pearl 1870

 

Overland Exploration of the Discovery Coast

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Early Settlement of the Discovery Coast

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Produce and Industry of the Discovery Coast

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Shipwrecks on the Discovery Coast

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Monuments on Round Hill Head

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