Finding Dirk in Canberra

When you are Canberra, don’t miss the opportunity to take the Early Explorers Walking Tour in the Inner South area of the city (Griffith and Red Hill). Take a good look at the street names – which early explorers do you recognise?¬† The Early Explorers Walking Tour was an initiative by local residents and Australia[…]


The Freycinet Map of 1811: 200th Anniversary of the Publication of the First Map of Australia

Presented by Australia on the Map Division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society in association with the Embassy of France This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first map of Australia, compiled by French navigator and cartographer Louis de Freycinet. The map, published in Paris in 1811, showed the full outline of Australia[…]