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Duyfken 1606 Replica

kalaryder

Baldivis, Australia

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The Duyfken replica has returned to its home port of Fremantle from Sydney and is berthed in Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour behind Little Creatures Brewery (Western Australia)

In 2002 Duyfken undertook a year-long voyage from Sydney to The Netherlands to help the Dutch commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the VOC (the Dutch East India Company). In 2006 Duyfken was funded by the Federal Government to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landfall on the Australian continent in 1606 by visiting all southern states on a voyage from Fremantle to Sydney. Over 90,000 visitors came on board. Since that time, Duyfken has spent three years in Cairns under an arrangement with the Queensland Government and the City of Cairns. In February 2012 the Government of Western Australia entered into an agreement with the Duyfken Foundation for the ship to return to WA. The 10-year grant agreement ensured that Duyfken would once again become part of the Western Australian community. For more information:link":http://www.duyfken.com/education

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