April 23, 2019

1642: Dutch Discovery of New Zealand

December 14, 2018

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

376 Years Ago: Abel Tasman sights the South Island(13/12/1642)

It is the West Coast of the South Island in general, and the Grey District in particular, that was discovered first by the Dutchman.

A few days later this month, December, Tasman will discover Moordenaers Baij (Murderer’s Bay)…which did not go so well for the visitors.

Ref cool map image from the First Encounter 375 page last year

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