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Dirk Hartog

Dutch explorer
Dirk Hartog's plate.
Map of Shark Bay area showing Dirk Hartog Island and Cape Inscription.

Dirk Hartog (30 October 1580, Amsterdam–buried 11 October 1621, Amsterdam[1]) was a Dutch sailor and explorer. Dirk Hartog's trip was the second European group to land on Australia.

In 1985, he was put on a postage stamp by the Australia Post, which showed one of his ships.[2]


  1. Phillip E. Playford, Hartog, Dirk (1580 - 1621) in the Australian Dictionary of Biography Online.
  2. Stamp from Australian
  • James, lulabuay, “Dirk Hartog’s Landing on Beach, in Hawaii ”, Map Matters, (the newsletter of the Australia on the Map Division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society), no.10, Autumn, 2010. at:
  • "History of Dirk Hartog Island". DIRK HARTOG ISLAND - History. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  • "The Eendracht". Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  • "Captain Dirck Hartogh". VOC Historical Society. Retrieved 23 September 2010.