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Albany Public Library

Charting the South Coast - a talk by Adam Wolfe

Join local Maritime Archaeologist, Adam Wolfe, for this talk on charting the South Coast.

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Charting the South Coast - a talk by Adam Wolfe
Charting the South Coast - a talk by Adam Wolfe

Time & Location

22 July 2023, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Albany Public Library, 221 York St, Albany WA 6330, Australia

About the event

Join local Maritime Archaeologist, Adam Wolfe, for this talk on vharting the South Coast.

In 1628 the Dutch cartographer and engraver Hessel Geritsz produced the first chart of the Western Australian south coast. The chart depicts, somewhat inaccurately, King Georges Sound and further east the Recherche Archipelago.

Subsequent Dutch cartographers would go on to chart more than two thirds of the Australian coast more than a hundred years before the arrival of Captain James Cook (RN) on the east coast, and left a lasting legacy for future explorers, some of whom relied on the Dutch charts to plot their initial approach to the Australian coast.

This talk traces the early exploration and charting of the south coast and in particular King Georges Sound and its adjacent harbours.

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