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 Twenty-nine other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts in the 17th century and named the continent New Holland. Twenty-nine other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts in the 17th century and named the continent New Holland.
  
-On 5 January 1688, privateer William Dampier, the Cygnet "anchored two miles from shore in 29 fathoms" on the northwest coast of Australia, near King Sound.+On 5 January 1688, privateer (pirate) William Dampier, ship name the Cygnet "anchored two miles from shore in 29 fathoms" on the northwest coast of Australia, near King Sound. While the ship was being careened Dampier made notes on the fauna and flora and the indigenous peoples he found there.
  
 Macassan trepangers visited Australia's northern coasts after 1720, possibly earlier. Macassan trepangers visited Australia's northern coasts after 1720, possibly earlier.
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