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Willem de Vlamingh

Willem de Vlamingh (born 28 November 1640 ,died ?) was a dutch sailor who explored the south-west coast of Australia (then "New Holland") in the late 17th Century.

In 1696 de Vlamingh's expedition left Amsterdam to chart the south-west coast of New Holland to aid navigation on the Indian Ocean route from African Cape. There were three ships under his command: the Geelvink, Nyptangh and the Wezeltje.

De Vlamingh's name is preserved in the names of a number of geographical features in Western Australia.

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