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Information and links to World Explorers including the First Fleet.

Australian History Mysteries


St Stephen's School acknowledges the contribution of

Mrs Rebecca Balling,

the original creator of this guide.


Throughout history people have always wondered what was beyond the next mountain, ocean, river, or even planet. Explorers are people who have blazed the trail in going to new places.  The Age of Exploration took place between the 15th and 17th centuries. During this time many countries in Europe sent out explorers to discover new lands, find trade routes, seek treasure, and gain territory for their country. Much of the world was mapped and many world civilizations came into contact with each other. 

Source: World Book Online, 2017



Voyages of Discovery


Mariners Museum - Exploration across the ages

Voyages of Discovery - WA Museum

Timeline of Discovery

Stories from the NSW State Library