The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 - by J. E. Heeres, LL. D. Professor at the Dutch Colonial Institute Delft - published 1899. First edition of this important work, originally printed with text in Dutch and English on opposite pages. Published by the Royal Dutch Geographical Society to commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary, this publication represented a major step forward in the study of the early discovery of Australia. Heeres was also the editor of the first publication of Tasman"s journal. Here in detail is a description of the discoveries of Western and Northern Australia hundreds of years before Cook landed on the East Coast. Amazing tales of shipwreck, mutiny, conflict with aborigines and voyages in unknown waters.