Navigators and Explorers


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

 Early explorers of Australia – 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

– links to pages with information on William Dampier, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, William Dampier, Willem Janszoon (Jansz), Abel Tasman, Dirk Hartog, Captain James Cook. From LisaHillSchoolStuff

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

Navigators and Explorers

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

Ferdinand Magellan video
– information and video about the Portuguese explorer who circumnavigated the world. From bio.

Mapping the Australian Coast
– resources from ABC Splash

Tudor explorers
– topics: A place in history – Why explore? – Navigation – On the seas – Mapping the world. From National Maritime Museum, UK

Vasco da Gama


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

Vasco da Gama
– short biography of explorer and navigator Vasco da Gama. From BBC

Vasco da Gama
– biography outlining his early life, voyages, ships and legacy. From The Mariners’ Museum

Who was Vasco da Gama
– Vasco da Gama and the age of discovery. From Cinekids. Video with audio