Most Catholics have heard of Australia originally being named the Great South Land of the Holy Spirit. We have been told that this was because a Portuguese sailor called Pedro Fernandez de Queiros mistakenly thought the New Hebrides was the Great South Land. However others, most notably Cardinal Moran , disagreed as the description of the colony of New Jerusalem that he established does not fit the geography of the New Hebrides site but does fit Port Curtis (Gladstone in Queensland).
De Queiros was also most likely of Marrano (Jewish Catholic) descent so it would seem that Australia was discovered and named Australia by this Catholic Jew in honour of the Holy Spirit. There is an interesting article entiltled "The Discoveries of Australia: if there is any one story about the discovery of Australia, it is the opposite of the one that's usually told" by Mary Kalantis and Bill Cope. It states: