Dirk Hartog

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Dirk Hartog's plate.
Map of Shark Bay area showing Dirk Hartog Island and Cape Inscription.

Dirk Hartog (30 October 1580, Amsterdam–buried 11 October 1621, Amsterdam[1]) was a Dutch sailor and explorer. Dirk Hartog's trip was the second European group to land on Australia.

In 1985, he was put on a postage stamp by the Australia Post, which showed one of his ships.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Phillip E. Playford, Hartog, Dirk (1580 - 1621) in the Australian Dictionary of Biography Online.
  2. Stamp from Australian stamp.com