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A view of Murderers Bay

A view of Murderers Bay

Produced in 1642 by Isaac Gilsemans, this sketch depicts one of the earliest encounters between the Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri tribe of the Nelson area, and Pākehā in the form of the Dutch at Golden Bay. Abel Tasman had named the place Murderers Bay after four of his men were killed by Tūmatakōkiri.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0086-021
Photolithograph after a drawing by Isaac Gilsemans

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, 'Te Tau Ihu tribes - The migration from Hawaiki and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/548/a-view-of-murderers-bay (accessed 18 October 2017)

Story by Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017