Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery, Shark Bay 1616

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2016 will mark 400 years since Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog made landfall on an Island off the coast of Western Australia, known now as Dirk Hartog Island. The explorer left a pewter plate as a mark of his discovery, which is the earliest known evidence left of Europeans in Australia.

To commemorate this significant anniversary, the Shire of Shark Bay together with the State Government of Western Australia present the Dirk Hartog Voyage Of Discovery: Shark Bay 1616 Festival.

In October 2016, Shark Bay will play host to a week of unique cultural celebrations that will take place in honour of this anniversary including arts, food and historical events.

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