why didn't early portuguese and dutch explorers decide to create settlements in australia?

Hi, I have a question and I hope anyone could answer it:

Why didn’t early Portuguese and Dutch explorers decide to create settlements in Australia?

A. Local natives successfully defeated Dutch and Portuguese forces.

B. The Dutch and Portuguese had a policy of creating no settlements.

C. It was already claimed by England.

D. They didn’t think the land was suitable for settlement.

Related Questions

You must login to add an answer.

1 Answer

  1. Answer

    These nations did not think that Australia would be suitable to provide for their colony’s needs, instead, Australia was primarily settled by Great Britain.