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Unveiling of the Tasman sculpture, 1992 (1st of 2)

Unveiling of the Tasman sculpture, 1992

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Boyd Klap (president of the New Zealand Netherlands Foundation) and the sculptor, Margriet Windhausen, look at a new Tasman memorial sculpture at Frank Kitts Park, on 18 March 1992. The sculpture was of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman's two ships, the Heemskerck and Zeehaen, and marked the 350th anniversary of Tasman's visit to New Zealand. The sculpture was exposed to vandalism in the park and was eventually moved to Parliament buildings.

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Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Anniversaries since 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43035/unveiling-of-the-tasman-sculpture-1992 (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012