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
flagItaly
25%
0%
50%
25%
12
flagGermany
18%
11%
29%
40%
27
flagthe United Kingdom
32%
7%
26%
33%
56
flagPoland
31%
14%
22%
31%
2216
flagthe United States
30%
18%
15%
36%
33

Gender

men20%
women21%
Francis Drake
32%
31%
John Cabot
9%
18%
Willem Janszoon
20%
21%
Abel Tasman
38%
28%

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