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The best pictures of Abel Tasman

Posted in Australia, Best pictures, Boats, Discoveries, Exploration, Geography, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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The best pictures of Abel Tasman are colourful and vivid images of the Dutch sailor and explorer who gave his name to Tasmania.
The first picture shows Tasman laying claim to Tasmania.

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Abel Tasman staking the Dutch claim to Tasmania by Oliver Frey

The second picture shows Maoris attacking Tasman’s men.

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Abel Tasman's ship being attacked by Maoris when trying to land on New Zealand by Andrew Howat

The third picture shows the attack in Murderers’ Bay, New Zealand, so-named by a shocked and devastated Tasman.

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The Maoris fell upon the surprised Dutch sailors and in the fight that followed, the crew of the ship's boat were all killed by Oliver Frey

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