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Definition of the noun abel tasman

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  1. Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Australia (2014)

by Norman Abjorensen, James C. Docherty

The sea is named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, the first recorded European to navigate it. TASMANIA. Tasmania is Australia's only island state. It has an area of 68,800 square kilometers and lies south of the southeast coast of the ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

The Dutch explorer Abel Tasman reached the island in 1642 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2006)

by Barney Warf

By the mid1640s, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman reached the southwest coast of modern Australia and parts of what is today New Zealand but did not recognize the full extent of the lands in the Southern Ocean. By the late 18th century, British ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

The first Europeans tovisit local waters sailed under the command of the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642. They left promptly after four crewmembers were killed in an incident withlocal people whocame outtomeet the shipsin canoes.

Google previewThe Godzone Dictionary (2010)

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

Abel Tasman called the country Staten Land, but that lasted for only a year. The words Nieuw Zeeland and Zeelandia Nova had crept onto maps by the mid- 1600s and have lasted. The usual Maori transliteration, used in the Treaty of Waitangi, ...

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