Tasman, Abel Janszoon (1603-1659)

Also known as
Tasman, Abel (1603-1659)
Tasman, Abel Jansen (1603-1659)
Tasman, J. (Janszoon) (1603-1659)
Tasman, Jasmen (1603-1659)
Field of activity
Mariner; Explorer
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Biographies

Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603?-1659), mariner, was born at Lutjegast, near Groningen, in the Netherlands. He received a sufficient education to enable him to express his ideas clearly in writing and to...

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Abel Tasman was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant who discovered Tasmania, New Zealand, Tonga Islands and some of the Fiji island group and formed a settlement in the Tonga Islands. Tasman was a mariner with the Dutch East India Company and became captain in 1634. From 1630 to 1639 he went on many voyages including around the seas west of Japan. Then in 1642 he sailed from Batavia (Djakarta, Indonesia) to Mauritius, Van Diemen's land (Tasmania), Staten Land (New Zealand) and back to Batavia via the Friendship Islands (including those islands now known as Tonga and the Solomon Islands) and New Guinea. In 1644 he repeated the journey on orders from the Dutch government, then in 1648 Tasman travelled to the Philippines and Siam. During this trip he was dismissed for misconduct, but was reinstated in 1651. He retired from the company shortly afterwards and set up his own merchants business in Batavia.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Tasman, Abel Janszoon
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Tasman, Abel Janszoon (1603?-1659), Mariner
    Forsyth, J. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 503-504

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  1. Abel Janszoon Tasman: his life and voyages. : Read before the Royal Society of Tasmania, 25th November, 1895
    Walker, James Backhouse
    [ Book : 1896 ]
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  2. A short relation out of the journal of Captain Abel Jansen Tasman : upon the discovery of the south terra incognita ; not long since published in the Low Dutch / by Dirk Rembrantse
    Rembrantse, Dirk
    [ Book : 1682 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Abel Tasman - Journal titled `Extract Uittet Journael vanden Scpr Commandr Abel janssen Tasman, bij hem selffs int ontdecken van't onbekende Zuijdlandt gehouden', 1642-1643
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1647 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Abel Tasman - Journal titled `Extract Uittet Journael vanden Scpr Commandr Abel janssen Tasman, bij hem selffs int ontdecken van't onbekende Zuijdlandt gehouden', 1642-1643
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  4. Abel Janszoon Tasman - Copy journal [M1558], 1642-1643, of voyage on the 'Heemskerck'
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. The journal of Abel Jansz Tasman, 1842 : with documents relating to his exploration of Australia in 1644 / edited by G.H. Kenihan
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  6. Journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642 : with documents relating to his exploration of Australia in 1644, being photo-lithographic facsimiles of the original manuscript in the colonial archives at the Hague with an Engli ...
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Book : 1965-2020 ]
    At UQ Library
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  7. [Company's New Netherlands] this work has thus been compiled from various writings, together with his own observations, by Abel Jansz. Tasman
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Map ]
    At Libraries Tas
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  8. Voyage d'Abel Tasman : l'an M.DC. XLII
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Book : 1683 ]
    Languages: French
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Kaart van de reizen van Abel Jansz. Tasman gedaan in 1642 en 1644 / facsimile prepared by Jacob Swart
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Map : 1860 ]
    Languages: Dutch
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Tasman's kaart van zijn Australische ontdekkingen 1644 / facsimile prepared by Dr. F.C. Wieder
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Map : 1942 ]
    Languages: Dutch
    At State Library of NSW
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Resources about Abel Janszoon Tasman (244)

  1. Abel Janszoon Tasman: his life and voyages. : Read before the Royal Society of Tasmania, 25th November, 1895
    Walker, James Backhouse
    [ Book : 1896 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 280,060.594)

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  2. A short relation out of the journal of Captain Abel Jansen Tasman : upon the discovery of the south terra incognita ; not long since published in the Low Dutch / by Dirk Rembrantse
    Rembrantse, Dirk
    [ Book : 1682 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 259,608.203)

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  3. Abel Janszoon Tasman / [J. E. Heeres]
    Heeres, J. E. (Jan Ernst)
    [ Book : 1892 ]
    Languages: Dutch
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Abel Janszoon Tasman / [J. E.  Heeres]
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  4. Abel Janszoon Tasman - Copy journal [M1558], 1642-1643, of voyage on the 'Heemskerck'
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. A collection of papers relating to Abel Janszoon Tasman and his voyages / collected by James B. Walker
    Walker, James Backhouse, 1841-1899
    [ Book : 1896 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Abel Janszoon Tasman / [J. E. Heeres]
    Heeres, J. E. (Jan Ernst)
    [ Book : 1892 ]
    Languages: Dutch
    View online
    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    Abel Janszoon Tasman / [J. E. Heeres]
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  7. [Biographical cuttings on Abel Janszoon Tasman, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  8. Donald Herbert Simpson - The portraiture of Tasman, 1965
    Simpson, Donald Herbert
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642 : with documents relating to his exploration of Australia in 1644, being photo-lithographic facsimiles of the original manuscript in the colonial archives at the Hague with an Engli ...
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Book : 1965-2020 ]
    At UQ Library
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  10. The journal of Abel Jansz Tasman, 1842 : with documents relating to his exploration of Australia in 1644 / edited by G.H. Kenihan
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  1. Forsyth, John Walter
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    ... John Forsyth, a solicitor by profession, was an amateur historian interested in navigation and cartography. ...
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    A complete map of the Southern Continent surveyed by Capt. Abel Tasman & depicted by the East India Company in Halland in the Stadt House at Amsterdam / E. Bowen, sculp. ; Photo-lithographed at the Department of Lands and Survey Melbourne by J. Noone, 19-5-86
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  1. ABEL JANSZOON TASMAN. HIS LIFE AND VOYAGES.
    Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928) Saturday 11 April 1896 p 6 Article
    ... ABEL JANSZ00N TASNIAN. HIS LIFE AND VOYAGES. It Is but reasonable anticipation that anything ... lands should be especially interesting to all people living ou the island to which Tasman either gave ... 906 words
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  2. An Historical Oil Painting. ABEL JANSZOON TASMAN.
    Tasmanian News (Hobart, Tas. : 1883 - 1911) Thursday 30 June 1898 p 3 Article
    ... An U l.lo r lc a t OH Palm ing, ABEL JA N 8Z O O N TASMAN, Yesterday the Ourator of th e Tasmanian ... account entitled 11 Abel Jansfoon Tasman : bis Life and Voyages. ’ Mr Morton has had suspended the ... 608 words
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  3. Abel Janszoon Tasman speurde naar Zuidland
    Dutch Australian Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1951 - 1993) Friday 21 October 1983 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... Tasmanie, Nieuw Zeeland, Tonga en Fiji. Geboren in 1603 te Lutjebroek had hij als dertigjarige kapitein al ... Abel Janszoon Tasman speurde naar Zuidland De Abel Tasman Club is genoemd naar een heldhaftige en ... 323 words
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  1. THE TERRITORY FOR THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. NATIONAL MEMORIALS ORDINANCE 1928.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 20 September 1928 [Issue No.99] p 2637

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation Illustrated

    ... Janszoon Tasman Australian plant Australian plant Watkin Tench. Baron Hallam Tennyson, P.C., G.C.M.G. Dr ... Wales Capital of New South Wales Hon. Sir Josiah Symon, K.C.M.G., K.C. .. The State of Tasmania Abel ... 4604 words
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  2. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY. NATIONAL MEMORIALS ORDINANCE 1928-1959.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 29 September 1966 [Issue No.83] p 4865

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation Illustrated

    ... west of Tasman Place. (30) Marrawah Street From Launceston Street east of Glenorchy Street, generally ... east of Tasman Place (43) Taroona Place Cul-de-sac generally westerly from Burnie Street between ... 11170 words
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  1. Isogonic map for the Indian and Pacific Ocean for the epoch 1640 after the observations of Abel Janszoon Tasman and contemporaries
    Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch, 1868 - 1941
    [ Poster, chart, other, Map : 1898 ]
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    Isogonic map for the Indian and Pacific Ocean for the epoch 1640 after the observations of Abel Janszoon Tasman and contemporaries
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  2. Facsimile of the official map made of Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1634; to serve on an expedition to the Phillipines (Linea Aquinoctialis)
    [ Poster, chart, other, Map : 1898 ]
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    Facsimile of the official map made of Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1634; to serve on an expedition to the Phillipines (Linea Aquinoctialis)
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 676.081)

  3. Facsimile of the official map made by Abel Janszoon Tasman's expedition to Japan in 1639
    [ Art work, Map : 1898 ]
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    Facsimile of the official map made by Abel Janszoon Tasman's expedition to Japan in 1639
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  1. Abel Janszoon Tasman / Ch. M. Dozy
    Dozy, Charles Marius
    [ Book : 1886 ]
    Languages: Dutch
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Abel Janszoon Tasman and the discovery of New Zealand
    Tasman, Abel Janszoon
    [ Book : 1942 ]
    At WA State Library
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  3. The voyage of Abel Janszoon Tasman / Andrew Sharp
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    [ Book : 1968 ]
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  4. Abel Janszoon Tasman's journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642 : with documents relating to his exploration of Australia in 1644; being photolithographic facsimiles of the original manuscript ... with an English translati ...
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  1. Abel Janszoon Tasman - Austraian voyages, missing journals and perplexing charts
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  2. ABEL TASMAN. (4 November 1942)
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  3. TASMAN’S CHOICE (1 August 1954)
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  4. Cliff-climbers of Tasman Isle Men who dared the Southern Ocean in boats of bark (1 June 1935)
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