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Film producer Sebastian Hartog is a first generation Australian living in Coolangatta born of Dutch parents. Sebastian is a Dirk Hartog ancestor and has been making plans to trace his family heritage in Western Australia for a while.

In 2016 he re-traced Dirk Hartog’s voyage that landed him on the west coast of Australia (the then named Terra Australus Incognito) in 1616, all the way to the island now bearing his ancestors name.

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