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Events in History in October 1616

Historic DiscoveryDirk Hartog Discovers Australia

Oct 25 Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia

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An illustration of Dirk Hartog nailing the inscribed pewter plate in Dirk Hartog Island, Australia
An illustration of Dirk Hartog nailing the inscribed pewter plate in Dirk Hartog Island, Australia
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