Abel Tasman

Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch explorer. His expedition was the first to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land.

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Did Abel Tasman travel alone?

No, on his first voyage of discovery, he had two ships and 110 men, and on his second voyage he had three ships, the number of crew is unknown.

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Did Abel Tasman want to explore when he was young?

he had passion about sailing in ship and exploring new land that nobody has explored. So yes he did like to tavel.If you want more information plz go to wiki Google yahoo or even nndb.com search or try your loacal libary for reasources if you are asked to do a projecti hope i gave you some information

Wish you the best

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What was Abel Tasman's most important discovery?

Finding Tasmania

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What was the name of Abel Tasman's ship?

Abel Janszoon Tasman had two ships: the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen.

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What is the importance of Abel Tasman to Australia?

Abel Tasman is important to Australia because he was the first European to discover Tasmania.

Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch seafarer and explorer born in 1603 in the village of Lutjegast, Netherlands. Some time after Tasman joined the Dutch East India Company in 1634, he was ordered to explore the south-east waters in order to find a new sea trade route to Chile in South America. During this voyage, in 1642, he discovered a previously unknown island on his voyage past the "Great South Land", or "New Holland", as the Dutch called Australia. He named it "Antony Van Diemen's Land" in honour of the High Magistrate, or Governor-General of Batavia.

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Where and when was Abel Janszoon Tasman born?

Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch explorer. He was born in 1603 in the village of Lutjegast, Netherlands.
abel tasman was born october 10 1659
the date is 6th of July 1603

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What did Abel Tasman do in 1644?

He mapped the north coast of Australia.

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What is one of Abel Tasmans ships starting with h?

Heemskirk

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What did abel Tasman eat on his voyage?

veb and meat

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What country was Abel Tasman born in?

Abel Tasman was born in The Netherlands.
Holland, now better known as the Netherlands.

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When did Abel Tasman discover the Fijian islands?

1643.

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What did Abel Tasman call New Zealand?

Abel Tasman gave New Zealand the name 'New Zealand', named after a province in Holland called Zeeland.

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Why did Abel Tasman name Tasmania Van Diemen's land?

Abel Tasman named the island Van Diemen's Land after the Governor of Batavia, Antony Van Diemen. Tasman was Dutch, and Batavia was Dutch territory.

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It was called Murderer's Bay by Abel Tasman but what is it called now?

It is now called Golden Bay.

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What was Abel Tasman's Wife's Name?

Able Tasman has two wives. Their names were: (First wife) Claejie Heyndricks, and (Second wife) Janetje Tjaers.

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What supplies did Abel Tasman take on his voyage?

He went on many a dangerous journey, five in my calculation. And all the while he was looking for this great 'south land' because it was believed to be rich in minerals good for trading. If this was true it would make the duch east indies even wealthier. He took with him two boats loaded with about 110 men in total.

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Was Abel Tasman a boy or a girl?

boy

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What did Abel Tasman think lived in Australia?

dinosaurs

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What are Abel Tasman's significant discoveries?

i am pretty sure its Tasmania and new zealand

i wish this at least helped you

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What did Abel Tasman discover?

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovered Tasmania (at the time he named Van Diemen's land). He also discovered New Zealand and the Fijian islands.

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When did Abel Tasman discover New Zealand?

Abel Tasman, first known European to sight New Zealand (which had already been occupied by the Maori for some time) discovered the islands of New Zealand on 13 December 1642.

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What were the Death and birth dates of Abel Tasman?

Born sometime in 1603, actual date unknown. Died the 10th October 1659.

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What is Abel Tasmans parents names?

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What is Abel Tasman's date of birth and who is Abel Tasman's birth mother?

Abel Tasman's birth date it the 1st of January, 1603. He was born in Lutjegast, Netherlands to Dutch parents.

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Who was Abel Tasman?

Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch seafarer and explorer born in 1603 in the village of Lutjegast, Netherlands.

Some time after Tasman joined the Dutch East India Company in 1634, he was ordered to explore the south-east waters in order to find a new sea trade route to Chile in South America. During this voyage, in 1642, he discovered a previously unknown island on his voyage past the "Great South Land", or "New Holland", as the Dutch called Australia. He named it "Antony Van Diemen's Land" in honour of the High Magistrate, or Governor-General of Batavia. He also became the first known European to discover the islands of New Zealand but, following an altercation with the local Maori people, chose not to land there, believing it to be part of the same continent as Van Diemen's Land.

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