Wednesday, May 22, 2013

So, Who Discovered Australia?

What does "discovered" mean?  Was the land "discovered" by the prehistoric human arrivals, who came 60,000 to 40,000 years ago (with some disputed evidence claiming a date of 120,000 plus years ago...) and stayed? Was the land discovered by the first people who laid claim to it in the name of some sovereign or other?  What about casual visitors, or shipwrecked souls?

This is interesting, but to my way of thinking who "discovered" Australia was settled when the first "aborgines" arrived.

From The

X marks the spot: The find that could rewrite Australian history

Ancient African coins lead experts to question who discovered islands

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