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
answers
flagthe United Arab Emirates
18%
0%
54%
27%
11
flagItaly
20%
13%
40%
26%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
12%
32%
25%
90
flagPoland
30%
14%
22%
33%
2710
flagGermany
22%
15%
20%
42%
40
flagIndia
9%
18%
18%
54%
11
flagthe United States
29%
18%
16%
35%
37
flagUnknown
38%
7%
15%
38%
13
flagthe Netherlands
12%
25%
6%
56%
16

Gender

men20%
women20%
Francis Drake
31%
30%
John Cabot
9%
18%
Willem Janszoon
20%
20%
Abel Tasman
38%
30%

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