Who really discovered Australia?

Ask anyone who discovered Australia and you’ll either be met with a blank stare or a common answer that’s actually incorrect.

And it’s not necessarily our fault. Aussie schools have long proliferated teachings of a false founding father, and many discount the fact that Australia didn’t necessarily need to be discovered – it was already a home to our first nation people.

British funny man Stephen Fry hosts a show called QI, on which he recently asked a panel of comedians if they knew who first discovered Australia.

The answer may surprise you.

Did you know the answer?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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