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In 1663, Europeans called Australia ‘New Holland’, New Zealand was considered one land mass and Tasmania had only been sighted by Abel Tasman – it would be another hundred years before Europeans would set foot there.
How early Australian settlers drew maps to erase Indigenous people and push ideas of colonial superiority
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Mapmakers in history occasionally got it wrong. Sometimes, very wrong.
Maps are one of humanity’s greatest inventions. Early maps explain how humans understood the world around them, navigated, fostered trade, or conquered foreign lands.