Was captain cook the first european to land in australia?

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  • The first European record of setting foot in Australia was Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606 - his was the first of 29 Dutch voyages to Australia in the 17th century. Cook wasn't even the first Englishman to arrive here - William Dampier set foot on the peninsula that now bears his name, north of Broome, in 1688.

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