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Confirming Anderson’s location of Tasman’s D’Urville anchorage

In The Voyages of Abel Janszoon Tasman, 1968, Andrew Sharp did not attempted to exactly locate Tasman’s 1642 anchorage between Dec 21st and 26th. Instead he cautiously observed: “It is difficult to relate the positions in the drawing … and … Continue reading

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A new Tasman biography by Grahame Anderson

Abel Janszoon Tasman: a biography written by Grahame Anderson  

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A reconstruction of Abel Tasman’s course

Linked below is a new reconstruction of Tasman’s course, by Dave Horry This reconstruction uses all spatial references in Abel Tasman’s journal to build a complete turn by turn course of his progress up the coast of New Zealand. Information … Continue reading

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The fires seen by Tasman’s expedition

Tasman’s expedition is reported to have seen fires or smoke at least three times between the landfall west of Punakaiki on Dec 13th and Dec 26th when its two ships sailed north again from their anchorage east of D’Urville Island. … Continue reading

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