Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces

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  1. Rhiannon

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    The incredibly rare map, of which only a few are known to exist, has reappeared after 350 years.

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    Wow, how interesting. Thoughts?
     
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    Tasmania was initially know as Van Diemens Land by Dutch explorers.

    The English came much later and declared Aus. As theirs.

    SOP for the poms back in the day ...
     
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    Thanks for the mini history info. I didn’t know that.;)
     
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    Lol ... you be da teacha miss !!
     
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    Makes me wonder how many wonderful things are waiting to be found in dusty old boxes, and how many wonderful things are been destroyed because people dont know their value or dont care
     
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