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New Light on the Discovery of Australia

As the main object of the present volume is to reveal the new light shed by Prado's Relacion on the voyage of Qyiros, and more especially on the discovery of Torres Strait and Australia, it does not come within

Discovery oj Australia 3 our province to discuss at any length the obscure problem of the gradual evolution of the great continent from the "sea of darkness". Anyone wishing to follow the general discovery of Australia in all its ramifications cannot do better than consult Collingridge I in the first instance, for he discusses at great length, in chronological sequence, every known or reputed voyage to Terra Australis or Australia from the earliest times. There are of course numerous other later historians whose works may also be consulted.