Who was the first non Aboriginal to discover the Australian coastline?

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Who was the first non Aboriginal to discover the Australian coastline?
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Clip from Tony Robinson Down Under  |  Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  August 23, 2018

Aboriginal Australians looked at the constellations in the night sky to help guide their knowledge of things such as emu egg collection and trade with the Macassans. Tony outlines the different theories around the first non aboriginal people to land on Australian land, including Janszoon, Dampier and Zheng He. Ultimately, it was a rare astronomical occurrence; the transit of Venus, which led to Cook's arrival.

Aboriginal Australians looked at the constellations in the night sky to help guide their knowledge of things such as emu egg collection and trade with the Macassans. Tony outlines the different theories around the first non aboriginal people to land on Australian land, including Janszoon, Dampier and Zheng He. Ultimately, it was a rare astronomical occurrence; the transit of Venus, which led to Cook's arrival.

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