Story: European discovery of New Zealand

Tasman stamp (3rd of 3)

Tasman stamp

In 1940 the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi led to renewed interest in many aspects of New Zealand’s past. A special centennial issue of stamps featured important events in the country’s history. The twopenny stamp pictured here features Abel Tasman, and the chart of New Zealand’s western coast which resulted from his voyage.

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Reference: 1940 Centenary of Proclamation of British Sovereignty stamp issue

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John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Tasman’s achievement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016