Jan Pieterszoon Coen and the township of Coen (N.Qld)

Your Honours should know by experience that trade in Asia must be driven and maintained under the protection and favour of your Honour’s own weapons, and that the weapons must be paid for by the profits from the trade; so that we cannot carry on trade without war, nor war without trade.

— Jan Pieterszoon Coen, in a letter to the directors of the Dutch East India Company.

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