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  Abel Tasman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - October 10, 1659), was a Dutch seafarer, explorer and then merchant, born in Lutjegast, a village in the province of Groningen, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company).
Tasman was born in Groningen, Holland, in 1603.
Tasman had intended to proceed in a northerly direction but as the wind was unfavourable he steered east, and on 13 December sighted land on the north-west coast of South Island, New Zealand.
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 Abel Janszoon Tasman - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the 2nd of June 1639 Tasman, along with Matthew (Matthijs Hendricxsen) Quast, was despatched by Antony Van Diemen, governorgeneral of the Dutch East Indies (1636-45), on a voyage to the north-western Pacific, in quest of certain "islands of gold and silver," supposed to lie in the ocean east of Japan.
Tasman and his company believed the newly discovered land to form part of the same great antarctic continent as the other Staten landt which Schouten and Lemaire had sighted and named to the east of Tierra del Fuego.
Tasman's achievements were coldly received by the Dutch colonial authorities; but on the 4th of October 1644 they rewarded him with the rank of commander (he had frequently enjoyed the use of the title already).
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 Abel Tasman - MSN Encarta
Abel Janszoon Tasman was born in Lutjegast, Netherlands, near Groningen.
Tasman was to travel through the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean to investigate the possibility of a sea passage to Chile and search for Terra Australis, a legendary continent thought to exist in the then largely unexplored southern hemisphere.
In 1644, on his second voyage, Tasman sailed into Torres Strait, reached the Gulf of Carpentaria, and followed the coast of Australia (which was then called New Holland) to about latitude 22° south.
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 Abel Tasman National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abel Tasman National Park is located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.
It consists of an area of forested hill country to the north of the valleys of the Takaka and Riwaka Rivers, and is bounded to the north by the waters of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay.
The Abel Tasman Coast Track is a popular tramping track which follows the coastline.
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 Tasman (Abel)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abel Tasman was born in the little village Lutjegast in the Netherlands in 1603.
Tasman was not to let on the importance placed on silver and gold, should he encounter possible trading sources, and he was to treat all natives encountered in the most friendly and unintimidating manner possible.
Tasman was not this and worked north until able to round the point Cook would later call Cape Farewell and anchoring in quieter water inside the western end of Cook's Strait.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /books_and_maps/abeltasman.html   (2619 words)

  
 natureandco.com - Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park is located at the top of the South Island.
Abel Tasman National Park is a rough and mountainous area, best known for its coastline of crescent-shaped bays, golden sand beaches, clear waters, little islands and granite headlands sculpted by erosion.
Abel Tasman National Park is home to a wide diversity of birds, thanks to a range of marine, coastal and forest habitats.
www.natureandco.co.nz /land_and_wildlife/national_parks/abeltas/idx-abeltas.php3   (869 words)

  
 Abel Tasman - Uncyclopedia
Abel Tasman was a highley succesful explorer from Spain.
According to Abel's diary his first major voyage took place in 40,000,000 BC, however this is in dispute as it appears to take place several million years before he was born.
Abel Tasman never returned to port and was declared missing at sea.
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 Marahau, The Abel Tasman Village - New Zealand - History of Marahau
Ngati Tumatakokiri were in occupation at the time of Abel Tasman's visit to Golden Bay in 1642, and they were not finally displaced until the late 1790's.
The soft-shored bays and estuaries of Abel Tasman coast are easily accessible by sea and afforded fresh water and a range of food resources.
Tasman had charge of two ships, the Zeehaen and the Heemskerck, and made landfall off the West Coast, in the vicinity of Punakaiki, on December 13.
www.abeltasman.net.nz /history.html   (1560 words)

  
 Abel Janszoon Tasman - New Zealand in History
Abel Janszoon Tasman was born in the village of Lutjegast, in today's province of Groningen in the Netherlands, in 1603.
Tasman's instructions were to take possession of all continents and islands discovered and set foot on in the course of his voyage "on behalf of their High Mightinesses the States-General of the United Provinces".
Tasman noted that the men in the canoes "had fl hair tied together right on top of their heads, in the way and fashion the Japanese have it at the back of the head, but their hair was longer and thicker.
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 tentoonstellingtasman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abel Tasman was born at Lutjegast, a small village in the north of Holland, in 1603.
Tasman was also engaged in several other trips, sailing to Formosa, Japan, Cambodia and Palembang as a merchant captain until 1642.
Tasman was dismissed from the Company's service in 1649, reinstated in 1850 but resigned from active service a year later.
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 abel tasman - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - 1659) was a Dutch seafarer and explorer, born in Lutjegast, a village in the province of Groningen, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644, in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company).
His was the first European expedition to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand.
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 Abel Tasman National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abel Tasman is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coastal track.
A petition presented to the Government suggested Abel Tasman's name for the park and it was duly opened in 1942 - the 300th anniversary of his visit.
At 22,530 hectares Abel Tasman is New Zealand's smallest national park.
www.doc.govt.nz /Explore/001~National-Parks/Abel-Tasman-National-Park/index.asp   (783 words)

  
 Abel Tasman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abel Janszzoon Tasman's Journal, edited by J E Heeres, was originally published by Frederick Muller, Amsterdam in 1898 and is several books in one.
As Tasman failed to sail through the strait, he missed making the discovery that New Zealand was a group of islands--a discovery that was made by Captain Cook in 1769.
The original document and the translation were lent by Sir Joseph to Flinders, and also to Captain (afterwards Admiral) Burney, who was engaged in compiling a chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea (A Chronological History of the South Sea).
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 News from the Abel Tasman : -
Abel Tasman Wilson's Experiences were announced winners of the Qualmark 'Tourism Mark of Quality' Award at the New Zealand Tourism Awards gala presentation held in Wellington, 23 August 2006.
Therefore the Tasman District Council and judges of this category would like to congratulate Abel Tasman Wilson's Experiences Ltd for the dedication they have shown to preserving the cultural heritage of the area, their families stories and their willingness to share this with the people on their tours.
Abel Tasman Wilson's Experiences is among the first tourism businesses to be licensed to use the industry's official Qualmark quality mark under the national quality endorsement system launched last October.
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 Accommodation Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, New Zealand, sea kayaking, water taxi in Abel Tasman National
The Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coastal track.
Marahau is known as "the gateway to the Abel Tasman".
The Abel Tasman Marahau Beach Camp is the ideal base to stay whilst exploring the park.
www.abeltasmanmarahaucamp.co.nz   (180 words)

  
 Scenic helicopter tours Nelson, Abel Tasman, Motueka with Tasman Helicopters
Tasman Helicopters offers a range of flight programs from short scenic flights to half and full day excursions throughout the top of the South Island.
The Abel Tasman National park is famous for it's golden sand beaches and crystal clear waters, complimented by the unspoiled beauty of New Zealand's native bush.
The Awaroa Lodge and café is located in the heart of the Abel Tasman National Park, situated in native bush and only minutes walk from the golden sand beaches of the Abel Tasman.
www.tasmanhelicopters.co.nz /ourtours.htm   (1672 words)

  
 Abel Tasman Villa, luxury accomodation in Nelson New Zealand.
Abel Tasman Villa, luxury accomodation in Nelson New Zealand.
Abel Tasman Villa is an architecturally designed, purpose-built apartment providing privacy and independence for guests.
Regrettably Abel Tasman Villa is unsuitable for children aged under 8.
www.abeltasmanvilla.co.nz   (266 words)

  
 Abel Tasman National Park travel guide - Wikitravel
Abel Tasman National Park is in the Nelson region of the South Island of New Zealand, between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay.
When exploring Abel Tasman or any other national park, you may observe traps for introduced species such as the stoat or the possum.
The Abel Tasman National Park is in one of the sunniest places in the country with over 2000 hours of sunlight per year.
wikitravel.org /en/Abel_Tasman_National_Park   (1320 words)

  
 Tasman, Abel Janszoon - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TASMAN, ABEL JANSZOON [Tasman, Abel Janszoon], 1603?-1659, Dutch navigator.
In the service of the Dutch East India Company from c.1632 to 1653, he made several trading and exploring voyages in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
In 1644 he was dispatched to discover the relationship between New Guinea, Tasmania, and the known part of Australia; he established the continuity of land from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the northwest coast of Australia at the Tropic of Capricorn.
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 Abel Tasman Lodge - Motel Accommodation - Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
The Abel Tasman Lodge offers panoramic Sea Views across the Bay of Islands and is ideally located in a prime location on Paihia's exclusive waterfront in the true heart of the Bay of Islands.
Abel Tasman Lodge is uniquely nestled against a bush clad reserve (The Bluff) on one side, with Paihia's Wharf and Central Township (Williams Rd) just a short 1-2 minute stroll along the waterfront to the right.
The Abel Tasman Lodge, with it's choice of accommodation, makes an ideal location where you can base yourself in comfort and explore the many delights of the Bay of Islands and Northland.
www.abeltasmanlodge.co.nz   (169 words)

  
 Abel Tasman Tours and Guided Walks, Motueka Accommodation
Abel Tasman Tours and Guided Walks offer a personal and flexible service and can arrange a tour or guided walk to meet your specific needs as an independent traveller.
Three days with us on the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, and Marble Mountain Tours is an ideal package for travellers with limited time who want to experience some of the best walks, scenery, beaches, and sights in our beautiful district.
The Abel Tasman National Park Draft Management Plan has been commented on by the public and now has to go through the hearing process.
www.abeltasmantours.co.nz   (601 words)

  
 Abel Tasman Coast Track: New Zealand Great Walks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Abel Tasman Coast Track, located in Abel Tasman National Park on South Island’s northern shores, is one of the DOC Great Walks.
The Coast Track extends for 51km and is classified as a walking track: all streams are bridged but there are tidal crossings, which can only be crossed within a few hours either side of low tide.
The Abel Tasman Coast Track is accessible by road at four points, each with a carpark:
www.doc.govt.nz /Explore/002~Tracks-and-Walks/Great-Walks/Abel-Tasman-Coast-Track/index.asp   (341 words)

  
 Abel Tasman Lodge - Motel Accommodation in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Lodge - Motel Accommodation in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
The Abel Tasman Lodge centrally situated on the waterfront in Paihia, Bay of Islands, has magnificent panoramic views across the Bay, which sets the scene for dazzling sunsets and sunrises.
The Abel Tasman Lodge consists of 15 x 1-bedroom superior waterfront apartments having beautiful panoramic views of the Bay, sleeping 2-3 persons; 6 x 1-bedroom family motels, also with views of the Bay, sleeping 3-5 persons; plus 1 x studio and 3 x 1-bedroom motels, sleeping 2-4 persons that do not have Bay views.
www.abeltasmanmotel.co.nz   (179 words)

  
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Abel Tasman Apartments are situated in Little Kaiteriteri, one of the most picturesque bays in New Zealand and at the doorstep of Abel Tasman National Park.
Little Kaiteriteri's first lifestyle resort Abel Tasman Apartments, reflects that exclusivity and will introduce several firsts to the Tasman District.
Situated on an elevated site with soothing views of Coastal Reserve, and Tasman Bay and within easy walking distance to the beach, the 12 terraced style apartments have a distinctive and individual quality.
www.abeltasmanapartments.co.nz   (173 words)

  
 Abel Tasman Coachlines - Bus and Coach Service to the Nelson Region
Abel Tasman Coachlines offers regular and comprehensive services to, and between the following destinations.
With Abel Tasman Coachlines you can have it all - premium destinations, effortless booking, attentive service, all the freedom and independence you enjoy, complete comfort and convenience.
Abel Tasman Coachlines can take you to Nelson, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Takaka, Totaranui, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park and of course, Abel Tasman National Park.
abeltasmantravel.co.nz   (206 words)

  
 Abel Tasman National Park information site - Green Rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From the beautiful and sun drenched golden beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park to the magnificent solitude and feeling of isolation that the many trails in the Kahurangi National Park offer - we really can boast something for everyone who loves the outdoors.
From the easy going Abel Tasman Coastal Walk, which is one of New Zealand's great walks, to the diversity of the Kahurangi National Park which is a habitat for many native wildlife species and is host to the widest range of flora in any National Park.
Abel Tasman National Park is known throughout the world for its fantastic coastline of beautiful bays, clear waters and scattered islands.
www.abeltasmangreenrush.co.nz /national_parks.html   (230 words)

  
 Abel Tasman - Simple English Wikipedia
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - 1659) was a Dutch sea explorer.
On voyages in 1642 and 1644, in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) he discovered Tasmania and New Zealand.
Several places have been named after him, including Tasmania and the Tasman Sea
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abel_Tasman   (128 words)

  
 Abel Tasman Air - for scenic flights, flight training and charter flights in and around the Abel Tasman National Park, ...
Abel Tasman Air - for scenic flights, flight training and charter flights in and around the Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, New Zealand
If you want a unique day out, practical transport to the Abel Tasman or Heaphy Track or want to learn to fly then you need to get in touch with us today.
Awaroa Lodge and Abel Tasman National Park - direct flights and tours.
www.abeltasmanair.co.nz   (196 words)

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