Hollandia Nova (1644) (Australia). Author Melchisedech Thevenot Terre Australe decouuerte l'an 1644, Paris. No Copyright
Hollandia Nova (1644) (Australia). Author Melchisedech Thevenot Terre Australe decouuerte l'an 1644, Paris. No Copyright

Oceania. Bibliography of Dutch Colonial History 17th-18th century

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster.



– Doolan, Paul, “First Europeans in Australia”, in: “History Today”, June 1999. – Godard, Philippe, “First and last Voyage of the Batavia”, 332 pp.

– Playford, Phillip, “Voyage of Discovery to Terra Australis”, 113 pp., Willem de Vlamingh’s intrepid voyage to Australia 1696-1697 (wanting)

– Playford, Phillip, “The Wreck of the Zuytdorp”, 36 pp., West Australian Historical Society.

– Playford, Phillip, “Carpet of silver: the wreck of the Zuytdorp”, xii, 260 pages, University of Western Australia Press, 1996-1998, Perth, Australia.

– Sigmond, J. P. and Zuiderbaan, L. H., “Dutch discoveries of Australia: shipwrecks, treasures and early voyages off the West Coast”, 176 pp., illustrations, 1979 (1st English edition of the 1976 original Dutch title “Nederlanders ontdekken Australië”), Adelaide, Australia.

– Tooley, Ronald Vere, “Early maps of Australia, The Dutch Period” 27 pp., 30 illustrations, Map Collectors’ Circle, 1965, London, United Kingdom. Examples from the collection of R.V. Tooley including bibliographical notes.

– Watt, Robin J., “A note on the two New Zealands”, Internet article.

– Walker-Birckhead, W., “Paying our way: private and public meanings of migration”, in: “The Australian Journal of Anthropology”, January 1998. An essay on Dutch emigration to Australia.

About Marco Ramerini

I did historical research on the history of geographical exploration and colonialism, particularly on the spice islands, the Moluccas. I have designed and written some internet sites including the www.colonialvoyage.com site dedicated to the history of geographical exploration and colonialism. Then the site www.borghiditoscana.net dedicated to my region: Tuscany. As well as many other travel sites in different languages. Traveler, writer of online tourist guides. I research and write about history. Finally I am passionate about astronomy and photography.