The Discovery of Australia: Made in the Fifteenth Century, The Chronicle, 27 March 1897

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Title

The Discovery of Australia: Made in the Fifteenth Century, The Chronicle, 27 March 1897

Subject

Aragon, Australian booksellers, Castile, Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), conquest, E. A. Petherick & Co., Edward Augustus Petherick, exploration, Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516), Isabella of Castile (1451-1504), kangaroo, Medieval Spain, New World, paper, Royal Geographical Society.

Description

This short notice in The Chronicle in 1897 informs readers about a paper in which Edward Augustus Petherick, the head of Australian booksellers E.A. Petherick & Co., would argue that Australia was founded in the medieval period. His evidence, the article advises, was that a kangaroo was presented to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain in 1499. The marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand in 1469 unified the houses of Castile and Aragon under one throne. They led the Christian reconquest of Spain and the overthrow of Muslim Granada in the early 1490s, and were at the forefront of New World Exploration in the late fifteenth century. Isabella and Ferdinand authorised and funded the expeditions of Christopher Columbus between 1492 and 1498.

Creator

Anon

Source

TROVE: National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87688170

Publisher

The Chronicle

Date

27 March 1897, p.12

Rights

Copyright Expired

Format

Newspaper Article

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Citation

“The Discovery of Australia: Made in the Fifteenth Century, The Chronicle, 27 March 1897,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1062.