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  • In February 1700 Dampier called at Juan Fernandez and while there Captain Straddling of the "Cinque Porte" galley quarrelled with his men, forty-two of whom deserted but were afterwards taken on board by Dampier; five seamen, however, remained on shore.
  • From Torres Strait to Dampier Land the shelf spreads out, and connects Australia with New Guinea and the Malay Archipelago.
  • The first English navigator to sight the Australian continent was William Dampier, who made a visit to these shores in 1688, as supercargo of the " Cygnet," a trader whose crew had turned buccaneers.
  • Shark Bay was named by the English buccaneer William Dampier in the late 17th century.
  • Severe tropical cyclone Clare crossed the Pilbara coast west of Dampier, in the remote Northern Territories on Monday 9th January.

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