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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 previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

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

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 previewThe Godzone Dictionary (2006)

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

Abel Tasman called the ...

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 SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2015)

by Mehmet Odekon

The islands have been inhabited for several thousand years with the first Europeans under Abel Tasman arriving in 1643. There were some whalers and merchants dealing in sandalwood by the early 19th century, along with missionaries.

Google previewLeslie's Year Book and Encyclopedia (1916)

Abel Tasman (Dutch) Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) and New Zealand Abel Tasman (Dutch) Discovers Gulf of Carpentaria. French. . . . . . . . . . . . . The St. Lawrence Lake region discovered.

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

Pizarro, Vasco da Gama, John Cabot, Juan Ponce de Léon, Ferdinand Magellan, Willem Barentsz, Abel Tasman, Jacques Cartier and James Cook. agegrading. A reference to the possible differential use of features across ...

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