Navigators and Explorers

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

Bartolomeu Dias
– first European explorer to sail around the tip of Africa. From The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Age of Discovery
– includes explorers such as Abel Janszoon Tasman, Bartolomeu Dias, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan and Vasco da Gama. Includes interactive maps. From The Mariners’ Museum and Park

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

Dirk Hartog
– Hartog lands off coast of Western Australia. From National Museum of Australia

Willem Janszoon
– the first European explorer to map parts of the northern Australian coast. From National Museum of Australia

Matthew Flinders
– circumnavigates continent and names Australia. From National Museum of Australia

Matthew Flinders
– first European to circumnavigate (sail around) Australia, also gave the country its name. From The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Navigators and Explorers

Trailblazers exhibition: Australia’s 50 greatest explorers
Includes Matthew Flinders, Bungaree, Woollarawarre Bennelong, Abel Janszoon Tasman, William Bligh, and James Cook. From The Australian Museum

Monument Australia
– search for monuments which commemorate exploration of Australia. Includes Bungaree. From Monument Australia

– information on the explorer Bungaree, a Garigal man who sailed with Matthew Flinders. From Barani, Sydney’s Aboriginal History

Sydney’s Bungaree
Leader of his people, Bungaree was from Garigal Country. From State Library of NSW

Bungaree: Pioneer, diplomat and leader
– he played a key role in the early coastal exploration of Australia. From Harbour Trust DigiTales

The Adventures of Captain Cook
– everything you need to know about Captain James Cook. From National Geographic Kids

Captain Cook
– James Cook claims the east coast of Australia for Britain. From National Museum of Australia

Modern Exploration
– includes explorers such as James Cook and Matthew Flinders. From The Mariners’ Museum and Park

World Explorers
– includes entries on Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Marco Polo and others. From Ducksters

Amerigo Vespucci – Ages of Exploration
– confirmed that America was a separate continent. From The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Early explorers of Australia
Vasco da Gama

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

Who was Vasco Da Gama?

Animation about Vasco da Gama and the age of discovery. From History for Kids

Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan

Animation showing routes taken by Magellan. Created by by Juan Sebastián Elcano and Epic History TV