Who was the first European navigator to reach Australia?

Francis Drake
John Cabot
Willem Janszoon
Abel Tasman
Janszoon reached the Gulf of Car­pen­taira (north of Aus­trali­a) and made a landfall in 1606. However, he found the land swampy and the people in­hos­pitable. He called the land he had dis­cov­ered “Nieu Zeland” after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted and was later used by Abel Tasman for New Zealand.

Answers distribution

Francis Drake
John Cabot
Willem Janszoon
Abel Tasman
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18%
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54%
27%
11
flagItaly
17%
23%
35%
23%
17
flagRussia
20%
10%
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40%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
29%
13%
29%
28%
106
flagIndia
8%
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12
flagPoland
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15%
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32%
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flagthe United States
30%
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flagthe Netherlands
14%
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Gender

men19%
women20%
Francis Drake
32%
30%
John Cabot
12%
18%
Willem Janszoon
19%
20%
Abel Tasman
35%
29%

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