The European exploration of Australia encompassed several waves of seafarers and land explorers. The first documented encounter was that of Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon, in 1606. Dutch seafarers visited the west and north coasts of the continent, as did French explorers. However, the most famous of the explorers was that of Royal Navy Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook 164 years after the Janszoon's sighting.
1813 A sketch of Evans's Journey to the Bathurst Plains
Plan of Port Macquarie, 1826
Chart of the three harbours of Botany Bay, Port Jackson, and Broken Bay, showing the cultivated grounds in and about the different settlements, with the course of the Rivers Hawkesbury and Nepean, and the situation of the wild cattle to the westward of the last-mentioned river.