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THE VOC LEGACY IN AUSTRALIA

The VOC had no intentions in establising settlements, they wanted to trade.

A number of VOC ship's shipwrecked along the Australian coast: Batavia 1629, Vergulden Draeck 1656, Zuytdorp 1712, Zeewijk 1727

The Batavia, Zuytdorp. It is believed that a number of people survived the Zuytdorp tragedy and these Dutch may have been assimilated into the local Aboriginal community.

A number of VOC Governors-General are recalled in place names which the Dutch navigators gave to these places:

Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
Maatsuyker Island
The Gulf of Carpentaria
Vaderlin island

Then there are other place names like, Arnhem land, Nieu-Holland (Australia), Groot Eylandt, Tasmania, Houtman Abrolhos, Geelvink Channel, Cape Leeuwin, Point Nuyts, Cape Wessel, Wessel island, Duyfken Point, Cape Keer Weer, Cape van Diemen, Rottnest island, Pelsart island, Zeewyk channel, Dirk Hartog island, Zuytdorp point, Vlaming Head, Maatsuyker group, (Nieu-Zealand) New Zealand, Nieu-Guinea (New Guinea)

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