20 May 2013

Who visited Australia before Captain James Cook?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:09 pm on 20 May 2013

A discovery made by an Australian soldier nearly 70 years ago raises the question of who visited Australia before Captain James Cook and the early Dutch explorers. Maurie Isenberg was sent to run a radar station on an uninhabited island off the coast of Darwin in 1944. One day while fishing on the beach he dug into the sand and discovered a handful of copper coins. Now a professor of anthropology is leading an expedition to the island to see if they can discover any other forgotten treasure.