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Tasman's landing place
Halligan, GH (1925) Tasman's landing place. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 195-208. ISSN 0080-4703
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G. H. Halligan, L.S., F.G.S.,
Late Hydrographer and Supervising Engineer, N. S. Wales
According to his Journal, Abel Janszoon Tasman planted
his flag and took formal possession of the land, now called
Tasmania, on the 3rd of December, 1642.
Unfortunately, the exact position of his anchorage was
not fixed by bearings to, or angles between the various headlands,
islands, or prominent features in the vicinity, but in
other respects the journal is so complete and is so clearly
written that the historic spot at which the flag was planted
can, I think, be located within a few yards.
As a memorial to posterity and to the inhabitants of this
a stone was erected by the Royal Society of Tasmania,
1923, near the landing place.
Includes extracts from Tasman's journal.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 195-208|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
|Date Deposited:||02 May 2012 04:33|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:30|
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