- A·bel Jans·zoon [ah-buh l yahn-sohn] /ˈɑ bəl ˈyɑn soʊn/, 1602?–59, Dutch navigator and explorer.
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Historical Examples of tasman
Tasman's account of the natives—Cook's—Labillardière's—Flinders'.
Port Arthur—one of the penal settlements on Tasman's Peninsula.
Hamilton mentions that the tradition of Tasman's visit in 1642 was still preserved.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora
"This is the second country discovered by us," says 'Tasman.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
With the exception of Tasman, in 1642, no European captain had ever visited its shores.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
- Abel Janszoon (ˈabəl ˈjansuːn). 1603–59, Dutch navigator, who discovered Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Tonga and Fiji Islands (1642–43)