Kōrero: European discovery of New Zealand

Commemorating Tasman (1 o 3)

Commemorating Tasman

Abel Tasman made his voyage of discovery in two small ships, the Heemskerck and Zeehaen. In 1992 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands presented New Zealand with a sculpture of the ships, shown here. The gift marked the 350th anniversary of Tasman’s discovery, which began a long association between New Zealand and the Netherlands. It was commissioned by Dutch migrants who had come to New Zealand in the 1950s, and made by a New Zealand sculptor of Dutch descent, Margriet Windhausen.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Tasman’s achievement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1410/commemorating-tasman (accessed 1 March 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016