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They were travelling from Holland to the Dutch Colonies in Indonesia, (the Spice Islands), and decided to leave the 'Island' alone.
Captain Cooks 'discovery' of 'Terra Nullius' (Uninhabited Earth) was over 100 years later in 1770.
Four hundred and more distinct Australian Aboriginal groups have been identified across the continent, distinguished by unique names designating their ancestral languages, dialects, or distinctive speech patterns.
The Australian Aborigines represent the oldest example of continuous human culture in the world.
The American Indians had already suffered the same disgrace, and without resistance the following centuries brought about the almost complete cultural decimation of the aborigines.
In 1804, settlers were authorised to shoot unarmed Aboriginal people, following which the wholesale slaughter of Aborigine culture began.
The remarkable longevity of their culture is unique in the modern world, and raises several fundamental questions about the path that 'Western civilisation' is currently following."To those who judge the degree of a culture by the degree of its technological sophistication, the fact that the Australian natives live in the same fashion now as they did thousands of years ago may imply that they are uncivilised or uncultured.
If all samples in a batch are unsuitable for dating, we reserve the right to charge an inspection fee of NZD50 plus the MPI fee of NZD35.^ Measured by CRDS (precision 0.3 per mil). Staff in the unit are actively involved in palaeoclimate and archaeological research and have a leading role in international calibration programmes. (49%) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z RA RB RC RD RE RF RG RH RI RJ RK RL RM RN RO RP RQ RR RS RT RU RV RW RX RY RZ Top Missing Submit..Established: There are lots of ways to guesstimate ages, and geologists knew the earth was old a long time ago (and I might add that they were mostly Christian creationist geologists). The first acid test of the new method was based upon radiocarbon dating of known age samples primarily from Egypt (the dates are shown in the diagram by the red lines, The real heart of the ageoftheearth debate (if "debate" is the right word) is always radiometric dating.
The genus Homo evolved and diverged from other hominins in Africa, after the human clade split from the chimpanzee lineage of the hominids (great apes) branch of the primates..
In less than a year, over half the indigenous population living in the Sydney Basin had died from European diseases.