) ("little dove" in English, "duifje" in modern Dutch
) was a small Dutch ship built in the Netherlands
. She was a fast, lightly-armed ship probably intended for small valuable cargoes or privateering. In 1606
, during a voyage of discovery from Bantam (Banten), Java
, captained by Willem Janszoon
,she encountered the Australian mainland and Janszoon is thus creditedwith the first authenticated European discovery of Australia.