Spanish Discovery of Australia

Ben Cropp has spent the last 8 years searching for absolute proof of a Spanish discovery of the East Coast of Australia some 130 years before Cook. He has many clues that will lead to absolute proof but locating them after some 380 years buried is difficult. Ben has spent out of pocket some $40,000 already, borrowed from the bank as he has no income or pension or welfare but this is so important to Australian history he has made it at now 84 years old his bucket list and determined to keep searching and finding such proof. Ben needs to locate an engraved stone with Spanish writing seen in 1970 that will give the name of the explorer, his ship, and the date he landed on Australian shores, as well as a large cannon and ballast dumped overboard to lighten the ship and pull it off a coral reef, so similar to Cooks disaster 130 years later. Can you help Ben and his team find such historical relics.


  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 7 mos
  • Alicia Wimshurst 
    • $15 
    • 7 mos


Ben Cropp 
Mossman, QLD

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