Navigators and Explorers

Christopher Columbus
– information on his early life, voyages, discoveries, impact on Native Americans. Includes images and game. From BBC

Dirk Hartog
– a range of historical sources including video about Dirk Hartog. From National Library of Australia

early explorers of australiaEarly explorers of Australia video – animation showing the routes of Willem Jansz, Luis Vaez de Torres, Pedro Fernandez Quiros, Dirk Hartog, William Dampier, Captain James Cook, Abel Tasman and Matthew Flinders. From Learningvids4kids

Famous navigators
– information on navigators including Abel Tasman, Ferdinand Magellan, Christopher Columbus, James Cook, Vasco da Gama and the purpose for their exploration and voyages. Includes images and map. From the Mariners’ Museum

Abel Tasman
– the  first European to discover Tasmania and confirm Australia as an island continent. From Australian Museum

Navigators and Explorers

Ferdinand Magellan – first circumnavigation of the Earthvideo
– animation showing routes taken by Magellan. Created by by Juan Sebastián Elcano and Epic History TV

James Cook (1728 – 1779)
– biography of James Cook. From Ducksters

James Cook: Finding your way
– how did explorers navigate their way around the world over 200 years ago. From ABC Splash

James Cook: getting to know the locals
–  diary entry for 10 July 1770, Cook describes a meeting with several local Guugu Yimithirr men. From ABC Splash

Vasco da Gama
– biography of Vasco da Gama outlining his voyages to find a trade route to India. From Ducksters

Vasco da GamaWho was Vasco da Gamavideo
– animation about Vasco da Gama and the age of discovery. From Cinekids