Abel Janszoon Tasman

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

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De reizen van Abel Janszoon Tasman en Franchoys Jacobszoon Visscher ter nadere ontdekking van het Zuidland in 1642/3 en 1644.
Also on this day: 1642: New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Janszoon Tasman; 1779: First Smithfield Show organised by the Smithfield Cattle and Sheep Society in London; 1784: Death of lexicographer Dr Samuel Johnson; 1884: Coin-operated weighing machine was patented by Percy Everitt; 1903: Ice cream cones patented by Italo Marcione of New York; 1904: The Metropolitan Underground railway in London went electric; 1937: Sellotape first marketed in Britain; 1939: Three British cruisers forced the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee to seek shelter off Montevideo in Uruguay in the Battle of the River Plate; 1961: Death of American primitive painter Grandma Moses.
When the Dutch became dominant in the Indonesian islands, the Dutch governor-general Anthony van Diemen (1593-1645) sent out an exploring expedition under Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603?-1659).
(3) Andrew Sharp, The voyages of Abel Janszoon Tasman, Oxford: Clarendon, 1968, p.82, n.1.
(3) Andrew Sharp, 1968, The voyages of Abel Janszoon Tasman, Clarendon, London, p.318.