Sunday, May 27, 2012

Abel Tasman: 370 years on

Penny Griffith provided a link in her comment to this post for the website set up for the 370th anniversary of Abel Tasman coming to our shores. 

"This year brings the 370th anniversary of Tasman’s 1642 exploration and first meeting with Maori. It’s a good time to reflect on what discovery has meant to us, and how our history continues to unfold ...

"Around the country we expect the Tasman 370 commemoration will be marked by walks, talks, sailing trips, art and music–something for all ages! Some places along the coast are already known for their Tasman connection, and some groups, especially those representing modern Dutch residents, proudly acknowledge the long-standing connection.

"This Tasman 370 website brings together information on events and places that will encourage us to think about our country’s place in the world and our shared history."

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's a very long time passed under the bridges of history. How cool!