Small piece of Dutch Australia for sale

26th October 2010, Comments 0 comments


On 25 October 1616, exactly 394 years ago on Monday, Dutchman Dirk Hartog was the first European to set foot in Western Australia. The site where he disembarked is now for sale. The asking price is seven million euros and buyers are reportedly lining up.

Dirk Hartog was the captain of VOC Dutch East India company vessel , which had drifted off course and made landfall on an island off Australia’s western coast. The island is now known as Dirk Hartog Island and is on the Unesco World Heritage List. The island is home to one family, the Wardles, who own four pieces of land, of which one is now for sale. Only eco-tourism is allowed on Dirk Hartog Island, and the new owner will be expected to treat the enviroment respectfully.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide


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