The “First Contact Memorial” was unveiled in Mapoon (QLD) on 27 May 2013 by Australian and Dutch officials. It was the first point of contact for Europeans and Aboriginal people in 1606 which ended badly. In three years time (2016) we will be remembering the voyage of Dirk Hartog to WA. It was high time to repair and remember that first contact with the original inhabitants.( Ambassador Annemiek Ruigrok and Mr Fred de Graaf from the Dutch senate).
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