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Posted on 07/18/2013


Photo taken on July 18, 2013



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The Portuguese Caravel 'Notorious' at Batemans Bay

The Portuguese Caravel 'Notorious' at Batemans Bay
People queuing to inspect the replica 15th century Portuguese caravel 'Notorious' at Batemans Bay, NSW Australia. Though not totally proven, it is very probable that several ships of this type, led by the Portuguese explorer Cristóvão de Mendonça were the first to sail down Australia's east coast in the early 1500s - about 250 years prior to Captain Cook's trip in the 'Endeavour'!

I now have written and illustrated an article about the 'Notorious' and the early European exploration of Australia: Were the Portuguese first to explore the Australian coast? You can follow the doings of the 'Notorious' on Facebook - look for notorioustheship .

Phil Sutters, Gillian Everett, Maria, Peter Van Der Houwen and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
Rambonp
Rambonp
Beautiful !!!
Good morning from city beautiful Chandigarh ! Have an enjoyable day !
5 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Rambonp
Thank you
5 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
excellent image & story...
5 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Dynamo
Many thanks AJ.
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!! Wishing an enjoyable weekend !
5 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
WOW!!! What a ship!!! What a sight, and how awesome that you could see it up close!
5 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Janet Brien
Thank you Janet, catching up with this ship has really made my week. :)
5 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
You get some wonderful visitors at the Bay! Wish I'd been there to see this.
5 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to forlornhop
We sure do at times Dave. If you're clear next weekend, hop on your bike and head for Ulladulla - they'll be on display there then.
5 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Fantastic capture!
5 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
Thank you.
5 years ago.
Maria
Maria
Looks like a great day. I got to go on the Endeavor last year, was such an interesting experience.
5 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Maria
It was very pleasant. I'd love to see the Endeavor (or the Batavia replica, but that's now back in Holland).
5 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Interesting. Wonder how it can be proved. I'm always fascinated by anything about the early explorers, especially James Cook.
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Gillian Everett
Thank you, Gillian. I also find this early history fascinating, though for several reasons (see my article) it's now unlikely it will ever be 'proven' totally that the Portuguese were first.
4 years ago.