Did Chinese mariners reach Australia ...

Did Chinese mariners reach Australia before the Europeans?

There are 105 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 12, 2014, titled Did Chinese mariners reach Australia before the Europeans?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

In Australia these days, China seems to shadow the antipodean nation's future. China's appetite for natural resources has reshaped Australia's economy , and the disruptive threat of its expanding navy has led Australian officials to approve the deployment of U.S. marines on Australian soil.

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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#1 Aug 12, 2014
if they did it would not matter Chinese would have been there to trade....

not colonization like the Europeans
Stan Dandyliver

Brisbane, Australia

#2 Aug 12, 2014
If this was true, there would have been lots of Chinese restaurants already here when the European settlers arrived.
Proceed

Auckland, New Zealand

#3 Aug 12, 2014
The asians weren't greedy savages like white people trying to claim everything and anything.
Aussie Bloke

Adelaide, Australia

#4 Aug 12, 2014
Proceed wrote:
The asians weren't greedy savages like white people trying to claim everything and anything.
actually the abos in the old days liked to spear,cook and eat them asian dinks if you dont believe me look it up
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#5 Aug 12, 2014
Aussie Bloke wrote:
<quoted text>actually the abos in the old days liked to spear,cook and eat them asian dinks if you dont believe me look it up
now they commit crimes against whites like you
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#6 Aug 12, 2014
Stan Dandyliver wrote:
If this was true, there would have been lots of Chinese restaurants already here when the European settlers arrived.
unlike you whites who just took what they wanted...

truth of the matter is... the Chinese treasure fleets sailed with a army of 30 thousand...

but they filled their ship hulls with items to trade.... instead of more soldiers...

or empty hulls to carry plunder

“ACT”

Since: Jul 11

Canberra

#7 Aug 12, 2014
Were the Chinese here before the Dutch ?

The Dutch certainly landed on the west coast of Australia before the English declared the east coast of Australia, terra nullius and claimed it as their own.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Kilda, Australia

#8 Aug 12, 2014
Aussie Bloke wrote:
<quoted text>actually the abos in the old days liked to spear,cook and eat them asian dinks if you dont believe me look it up
Aboriginal inventions. The Boomerang ... and Chinese Takeaway?

:)
Old School

Auckland, New Zealand

#9 Aug 12, 2014
Asians were in oz trading with the dinosaurs apparently so yes before the flying Dutchman.
Goat milk Australia

Granville, Australia

#10 Aug 12, 2014
Ah no. Even the polynesians that made it to Australias shores were eaten by Abos.There was only Abos here for hundrefs of years since the first Europeans set foot on Australia.
Aussie Bloke

Adelaide, Australia

#11 Aug 12, 2014
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Aboriginal inventions. The Boomerang ... and Chinese Takeaway?
:)
actually the abo was not the only natives to invent the boomerang i have a picture of a nth american hopi indian with a boomerang the picture was taken in the 1880s
Goat milk Australia

Dulwich Hill, Australia

#12 Aug 12, 2014
Stan Dandyliver wrote:
If this was true, there would have been lots of Chinese restaurants already here when the European settlers arrived.
Ha ha brilliant.
Goat milk Australia

Dulwich Hill, Australia

#13 Aug 12, 2014
Aussie Bloke wrote:
<quoted text>actually the abos in the old days liked to spear,cook and eat them asian dinks if you dont believe me look it up
Very true, the Australian native, though a savage, was an expert with the spear. Other pacific peoples were afraid of them. Though their spear was usually just a sharpened tree branch, they could through them with deadly accuracy.
The Aborigine used a spear to hunt with and as a weapon. A short stump/ club was also used as a deadly Weapon. The Indonesians knew about Australia, but the aboriginal warfare was deadly to any newcomers to the shores. Also, it's quite possible that only the Aborigine with it's hunter gatherer lifestyle could survive in Australia.
Goat milk Australia

Dulwich Hill, Australia

#14 Aug 12, 2014
Correction- throw them with deadly accuracy.

Many European were killed by Aboriginals spears. My Grandfather was terrified of them as a kid, they woud sometimes attack the horse and cart travellers.
Goat milk Australia

Dulwich Hill, Australia

#15 Aug 12, 2014
Asia today is different to Asia 300 years ago. Back then it wasn't Han Chinese with a total dominance of the Asian land mass.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#16 Aug 12, 2014
300 years ago the Chinese still had the number 1 economy in the world...

it wasnt until the 1830s when western Countries started to attack China when she lost that title...

plus those massive Chinese Treasure fleets started sailing 600 years ago in 1405

anyways its a mute point...these days Asians are starting to dominate as Australia's elite

as Australia's trade makes it dependant on China
Aussie Bloke

Adelaide, Australia

#17 Aug 12, 2014
Goat milk Australia wrote:
Correction- throw them with deadly accuracy.
Many European were killed by Aboriginals spears. My Grandfather was terrified of them as a kid, they woud sometimes attack the horse and cart travellers.
over on the west coast of sth australia my ancestors would shoot annoying coons even my great grand ma used a double barrel shotgun to scare them away from the homestead i remember my dad telling me she hated them and use to say they are nothing but liars cowards and thieves obviously the abos have not changed in the last 150 years LOL
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#18 Aug 12, 2014
Asians are disgusting. They are androgynous, without personality, rude, physically repulsive and revoltingly dirty. They bathe like twice a year. It makes me sick just thinking about them.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Kilda, Australia

#19 Aug 12, 2014
Aussie Bloke wrote:
<quoted text> actually the abo was not the only natives to invent the boomerang i have a picture of a nth american hopi indian with a boomerang the picture was taken in the 1880s
Dammit! That just leaves Aboriginals with Chinese Takeaway.

:(
Goat milk Australia

Ryde, Australia

#20 Aug 12, 2014
Aussie Bloke wrote:
<quoted text> over on the west coast of sth australia my ancestors would shoot annoying coons even my great grand ma used a double barrel shotgun to scare them away from the homestead i remember my dad telling me she hated them and use to say they are nothing but liars cowards and thieves obviously the abos have not changed in the last 150 years LOL
LOL. Apparently they used to attack live stock animals also.

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