In 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
sighted present-day New Zealand.
As a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to water, I wasn't massively keen on the idea of sea-kayaking along the coast of the Abel Tasman
But this girl's father is the seafaring explorer, Abel Tasman
, and their affectionate relationship gives this tale of exploration around Australia and its near neighbours a very human appeal, as well as the added dimensions of original maps, drawings and paintings to give it life.
THE SCULPTURE is situated along a sculpture trail at Arts Unique, an outdoor sculpture garden near the entrance of the Abel Tasman
National Park in South Island, New Zealand.
The Dutch-owned 9,500-tonne FV Margiris, recently reflagged as the Abel Tasman
, is currently docked at Port Lincoln in South Australia and was preparing to set sail.
They must wait days, weeks, months and sometimes years for the return of the sailor, the father/husband Abel Tasman
who will return eventually and regale them with stories of all he has seen and done on the amazing voyages he has made amongst the myriad islands his ships visit.
Peppers Retreats and Resorts, an Australia-based hotel company, has announced the addition of a new resort, the Awaroa Lodge, in Abel Tasman
National Park, New Zealand, to its portfolio.
Under the partnership Air New Zealand's sole major sponsorship of the Great Walks network will incorporate nine of New Zealand's finest tracks; Rakiura, Kepler, Milford, Routeburn, Heaphy, Abel Tasman
Coast, Whanganui River Journey, Tongariro and Lake Waikaremoana.
As with all meetings/conferences, there was an active social calendar including a boat trip or kayaking in Abel Tasman
National Park and the conference dinner was held at the World of Wearable Art (WOW) Museum in Nelson.
The Abel Tasman
Coastal Track (South Island): This 32-mile long walk within the gloriously beautiful Abel Tasman
National Park is often a popular alternative to the busy Milford Track.
was first to discover New Zealand in 1642.
It was time for some more outdoors adventure in the nearby Abel Tasman
It is also the sunniest place in the country, protected by mountains on all sides, and is renowned for its art galleries and museums, but I was there to experience a bit of outdoors adventure in the nearby Abel Tasman
2) And, yes, one must stop thinking that we identify unproblematically with our European forebears (because our cultures share written communication); as Anne Salmond persuasively argued in her work on Dutch explorer Abel Tasman
, the links between the seventeenth-century Dutch cultural baggage with which Tasman sailed and the twentieth-century cultures of New Zealand or even Holland are as distended and ultimately precarious as Napoleon's supply lines to Russia, if not as different from pre-contact Maori cultural practices.
New Holland [n]: early name for Australia, claimed by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman
a century earlier.