Who discovered Australia? I think those from the sub continent of India did. They transmogrified into Australia's original inhabitants some four hundred thousand years ago, and I think they stopped off in Indonesia for a bit on their way. The proof of my opinion? Look at their ankles, they are the same. Very scientific on my part and hopefully not offensive, but I have observed. In fact the legs are of Indian people and our original Australians are very similar. I am not a nineteenth century anthropologist, so I don't really know.
In the tv programme QI, a loud siren goes off when guests are asked a question and answer with the obvious but wrong answer. Get yourself ready for the siren.
Who in the modern world discovered Australia? Captain Cook? Siren. Brrrrpppp, brrrppp brrrpp.
Dirk Hartog from the Netherlands? Siren.
The first known European to land on Australia was ...
What country was originally called Nieu Zeland by a Dutch explorer? New Zealand? Siren. It was Australia.
To wrap, the first European landed in Australia in 1606 near Weipa in Queensland. His mum, a Dutchie known as Mrs Janszoon, knew her explorer son as Willem.
If you can do better than that, take me on.
When you read other people's blogs, sometimes they provoke a post for you to write. I thank you Peter. Wikipedia is not always reliable, but I hope it is this time.