Plaque and coastal reserve commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Dutch landing. In April 1705, Dutch navigator Marten Van Delft and his crew landed on Melville Island. The Dutch seafarers, looking for opportunities to exploit, were met by a strong army of Tiwi warriors brandishing spears. Before they fled a shot was fired and a Tiwi man was wounded. The Dutch later returned to help the wounded Tiwi man and stayed on the island for several months.
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|Address:||Snake Bay, Melville Island, 0822|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -11.419167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1705|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1705|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2005|