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The History of the Exploration of Australia is an outline of exploration in Australia and it's territories.

This page is a subpage of WikiProject Australian history.

Australian geography, as explained in the works of Australian exploration, might be called an unlearned study.
Australia Twice Traversed, by Ernest Giles

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WikiProject Australian history - Exploration of Australia
Main | 1500-1599 | 1600-1699 | 1700-1799 | 1800-1899 | since 1900

Tagging and Categorising Articles[edit]

Articles related to exploration in Australia should be tagged on the Talk page with {{WP Australia|explore=yes}}

Articles related to maritime exploration in Australia should be tagged on the Talk page with {{WP Australia|explore=yes|maritime=yes}}

For full details about using this talk page template see Template:WP Australia.

Rating Articles[edit]

When tagging articles, the articles class and importance can be rated. Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/Assessment for details on assessment guidelines.

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Class[edit]

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Importance[edit]

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

In relation to exploration, articles with a Top rating will typically be the most notable explorers and expeditions in Australian history. ie James Cook, Burke and Wills
In relation to exploration, articles with a Low rating will typically be the explorers and expeditions not well known in Australian history. The exploration may have been limited in scope, or performed by people to whom exploration was not their main occupation. Remember that another Australian project may deem the article of higher importance for non-exploration related reasons.
  • The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA

Infobox[edit]

Biographical infoboxes can be found at Biography Infoboxes. Where explorers had other careers some shortcuts to pertinent infoboxes are listed.

General Bios - Template:Infobox Biography
Military Bios - Template:Infobox Military Person
Political Bios - Template:Infobox Politician

Resources[edit]

Guidelines for Writing Articles[edit]

Explorer Biography Articles[edit]

Expedition Articles[edit]

Naming[edit]

If an expedition had a contemporary "official" name, use that name as its title. For example:

If an expedition is widely known by a particular name, then the article should use that name as its title. example:

If the expedition or series of expeditions does not have wide recognition with a particular name, then it should be titled in the form {{Explorer/s}} {{expedition/s or voyage}} ({{date}} - optional to be used if the explorer (or pairing of explorers) had more than one expedition); that is, Explorer expedition or Explorer expedition of year. Examples:

Content[edit]

Articles about a particular expedition or series of expeditions, should answer the following questions.

1. Who led the exploration party?
2. Who else was in the party, and what did they do?
3. What dates did they leave, return, reach an objective?
4. What was the purpose of the expedition? Did they achieve it?
5. Who funded the expedition?
6. What was or was not discovered? What significant events occurred?
7. What route did they take? (show chart if possible)
8. What vessel, means of travel, equipment did they use?
9. What did the lesser members of the party accomplish (ie botanists, artists, astronomers etc)?
10. What has been written about the expedition (ie books, movies)?
WikiProject Australian history - Exploration of Australia
Main | 1500-1599 | 1600-1699 | 1700-1799 | 1800-1899 | since 1900

List of Articles[edit]

Listed below are existing articles related to Exploration of Australia, and red links to articles that should/could get written. Many of the explorer biography articles do have information already detailed about particular explorations made, and should be the starting point for building an expedition specific article. Also resources are noted for each expedition. Please add resources where helpful. If a resource does not pertain to a particular expedition, please move it to the relevant spot on the list, or remove where appropriate.

Exploration of Australia - General Subjects[edit]

These articles relate to exploration subjects.

Some subjects to consider writing an article on

resource - Database Of Selected Landings On The Australian Coast From 1606 To 1814 In Chronological Order With Brief Narrative Of The Essentials
Flinders draws preliminary map of Australia Mathew Flinders creates his first preliminary (almost complete) map of the Australian coast when a prisoner at Mauritius and has it smuggled to England. The case is not opened until he returns.
resource - Database Of Selected Landings On The Australian Coast From 1606 To 1814 In Chronological Order With Brief Narrative Of The Essentials
Freycinet publishes map of Australia Louis de Freycinet publishes “Atlas” in Paris with the first published 'complete' map of the Australian coast (after publishing maps of parts of the coast earlier) including data from the Baudin voyage.
resource - Database Of Selected Landings On The Australian Coast From 1606 To 1814 In Chronological Order With Brief Narrative Of The Essentials
Flinders publishes "Narrative" Matthew Flinders publishes “Narrative” in London including his reviewed map of Australia including the data from his voyage. He indicates a desire to acknowledge the Navigators that came before him and implements this in some of the place names on his map.
resource - Database Of Selected Landings On The Australian Coast From 1606 To 1814 In Chronological Order With Brief Narrative Of The Essentials

Coast sightings[edit]

Partial list complied by User:Gnangarra at VOC 17th list

resources - Major, Richard Henry (1859). Early Voyages to Terra Australis, Now Called Australia Printed for the Hakluyt Society. Link to Index

Explorers still to be sorted into expeditions[edit]

No specific Expedition information found yet[edit]

Status for Australian exploration questioned[edit]

These articles have been included in Category:Explorers of Australia. Describing them as explorers may not be accurate. Please check.