Abel Tasman

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Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - 1659) wis a Dutch sea explorer. On vaiges in 1642 an 1644, in the service o the VOC (Dutch East India Company) he cam ower Tasmanie an New Zealand. He cam ower monie pairts o Australie forby.

Twa or three places haes been cried efter him, sic as Tasmanie an the Tasman Sea.