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Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - 10 October 1659), was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant. He led the first known European expedition to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand and to sight the Fiji islands, which he did in 1643. Tasman, his navigator Visscher, and his Merchant Gilsemans also mapped substantial portions of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. A view of the Murderers' Bay, as you are at anchor here in 15 fathom', a drawing made by Abel Tasman's artist on the occasion of a skirmish between the Dutch explorers and Maori people at what is now called Golden Bay, New Zealand. This is the first European impression of Maori people.

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Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - 10 October 1659), was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant. He led the first known European expedition to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand and to sight the Fiji islands, which he did in 1643. Tasman, his navigator Visscher, and his Merchant Gilsemans also mapped substantial portions of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. A view of the Murderers' Bay, as you are at anchor here in 15 fathom', a drawing made by Abel Tasman's artist on the occasion of a skirmish between the Dutch explorers and Maori people at what is now called Golden Bay, New Zealand. This is the first European impression of Maori people.