Duyfken moored at Docklands - Melbourne

Duyfken (also Duifken or Duijfken) ("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.