Christina Sep 2019. While looking for another possible passage to South America they mapped the coast from Torres Strait westward to Port Hedland. See: skydive.co.nz How to get there: Motueka is a 30 minutes drive from Nelson. It’s an A4 paperback volume (235 pages) heavily illustrated with colour photographs, course reconstructions, and reproductions of historic charts and paintings, and a bibliography (p.232-233). Here is a Herb Kane painting of a double waka with two such oceanic spritsails. The text of this significant new work was prepared for, and reflects, the First Encounter 375 commemoration in December — here’s the link to Amazon:   tinyurl.com/ya9kqm3t, Looking back at First Encounter 375 (16-19 December 2017), The First Encounter 375 Planning Group is very grateful for the quality and extent of mainstream media coverage of the event at the time. Abel Tasman AquaTaxi has been operating water taxi trips, sea shuttle services and scenic cruises in the Abel Tasman National Park since 1990. sighted the west coast of the South Island, initial meeting between European and Maori, Read the full entry in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to ‘discover’ New Zealand in 1642. Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park. We are proud to be founding members of the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust. Accommodation at either huts or tent sites must be booked in advance. Tasman named the place Moordenaers (Murderers) Bay before sailing east to the Manawatu coast of the North Island. AquaTaxi takes you to some of the most scenic spots in the Abel Tasman National Park. Walk Abel Tasman National Park Escape, revive and reconnect, surrounded by fresh air and friends. At the official opening of the First Encounter 375 commemoration last December, Doug Huria of Ngati Tumatakokiri presented Mayor Ard van der Tuuk (of the Municipality of Grootegast) with a stunning piece of pounamu (greenstone). This academic text is not yet free to read online. Below is a map (courtesy of the NZ DOC) of the Abel Tasman Track with the “normal” 5 day route with the starting point in Marahau, ending point in Wainui, and the overnights squared off. Check out the departure schedule with our the Abel Tasman Water Taxi timetable and map. A big catch-up on news… from the ambassador to new books, and remembering Ron Aaron. For centuries many had imagined such a land mass in the southern ocean between Australia and South America. The golden sands, the clear blue water, the myriad of greens in the forest create what many people say is the “picture of perfection.” This is The Abel Tasman National Park. e trumpets. In one important section, Heeres’ essay Abel Janszoon Tasman: His life and labours, http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600571h.html#life he argues  Gilsemans was probably the expedition’s primary draughtsman (page 107): “As ‘supercargo’ in the Zeehaen we find Isaack Gilsemans. Lets look now at the smaller waka which Moana sails herself. Tasman’s time in New Zealand waters, which also included the first Christmas (sheltering behind Rangitoto/d’Urville Island) was from 13 December 1642, when land was first sighted, to 6 January 1643 when the voyagers named Three Kings Islands as they left to sail north towards Tonga and Fiji. Order from your bookshop (New Zealand RRP is $29.99 for the paperback) — or from a supplier online: The Nile or Fishpond (for hardcopies) and Amazon for the e-version. A brand new island everywhere that we roam The fleet is back. 273 Sandy Bay – Marahau Rd, Marahau 03 527 8022 0800 732 529 abeltasmankayaks.co.nz Base W A T E R T A X I MARAHAU DEPARTURE Leaves daily: 8.30am, … The misunderstanding and fear aroused by two such different worlds coming together soon led to violence. He was drunk and one of the men almost died. But tongiaki rigs, their ancient predecessors, evidently did. There are countless ways to experience the Abel Tasman so we thought we’d give you a taste of our most popular walk - The 3 Day Classic Freedom Walk. Jocelyn and Scott are very welcoming hosts. We know who we are, who we are, Aue, aue, New Zealand locations within the Tasman region. This work, which includes varied documents and essays, is online. Located in Marahau, 24 mi from Nelson, Abel Tasman Lodge features a hot tub and sauna. 1814, First Christian mission established. I like the way this partially enlarges our East Polynesian triangle, the one in which New Zealand, far to the southwest, got settled last. But these are precisely the issues that oral tradition addresses and it is now time to take a more nuanced and critical look at these traditions in order to further our understanding of migration, colonisation, and the relationship between early New Zealand and Hawaiiki society.”. But could a sail and spars like these have sailed across the wind? His new book is 1642 Abel Tasman. Here’s a link to an interesting educational video about the painting on YouTube: Ambassador Rob Zaagman,  with his wife Monique and sister Ingrid, came to Golden Bay/Mohua on. What we now now know as the Blok fragment is a single leaf of paper slightly less than A3 in size with ink and wash drawings on both sides. It doesn’t look that way, but tests have shown an oceanic spritsail works better if they do. Maps of the Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson, NZ. Nelson is the main town in Nelson region. His men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori. Abel Tasman was born around 1603 in Lutjegast, a small village in the province of Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.The oldest available source mentioning him is dated 27 December 1631 when, as a seafarer living in Amsterdam, the 28-year-old became engaged to marry 21-year-old Jannetje Tjaers, of Palmstraat in the Jordaan district of the city. If so, he then left spaces for the finely written labelling and captions Anderson sees as done by Gilsemans. Check out our special on 9th Jan on our multi day guided kayak - more info and pricing can be found here.more info and pricing can be found here. The expedition was deemed a success although it was felt that Tasman could have made more effort to investigate more fully the lands he had discovered. The following day, though, the Dutch had a violent encounter with local Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri. He captained a small cargo ship, of which he was a part-owner. It is very popular with travellers and the gateway to one of the most scenic coasts in New Zealand. The strong Dutch community and a Dutch Consul in Hobart ensure history is remembered, and this year the Tasmanian government is also involved.We will be keeping in touch with Tom about their events–and they with us about ours. By Irwin, Johns and others, it is a ‘Review of Archaeological Māori Canoes (Waka)’ which ‘Reveals Changes in Sailing Technology and Maritime Communications in Aotearoa/New Zealand, AD 1300–1800’. Working in partnership with other commercial operators, the Department of Conservation and Project Janszoon charitable trust we have a vision for the forests and beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park to be filled with the birdsong that awakens and delights visitors. It’s a shared story of discovery. @Artbank, 57 Commercial Street, Takaka, during July 2017. Below is a preliminary notice of this year’s events marking the actual anniversary (18/19 December) of the first encounter between Tasman’s crew and Maori resident in Golden Bay/Mohua. We know the way”. Enjoy free falling with stunning island views! Take one of the smaller water taxis, it’s by far the best way to see and explore the best bits of the Abel Tasman.” Steph, Wellington – NZ But are they tongiaki rigged? It’s a most fitting conclusion to the commemoration. Air-conditioned. Abel Tasman Guesthouse is a guest house in New Zealand. This may be the first time since 1942 that an official representative of the Netherlands has been here on the actual date of when Tasman’s ships sailed in the Bay, on 18 December 1642. From the room to the kitchen, everything was perfect. The Top of the South Maps website shows cycling trails in the Nelson Tasman region in a mobile-friendly web app. Peter Blasdale’s 47-minute documentary is almost like being there. Tasman was suspended without salary before being reinstated 11 months later. Ruby Coast Walking And Cycling Map (pdf, 569 KB) Rabbit Island Moturoa Walking and Cycling Map (pdf, 2.2 MB) Dellside Reserve Bike Maps (pdf, 1.2 MB) Dellside Reserve Walking Trail Brochure (pdf, 387 KB) Top of the South Maps. We hope you enjoy your Abel Tasman Coast Walk when visiting the Abel Tasman National Park. Company bosses in The Netherlands rejected the idea of another expedition. But at first settlement, waka which sailed better were apparently predominant. Dr Norman comments:“Abel Tasman, in the diaries of that time, said they heard some chanting on shore and what sounded like trumpets. We are also marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Abel Tasman National Park in 1942 (300th anniversary). which Doug had named Ruamiki after an ancestor. The First Encounter 375 programme planning group at the official opening on Saturday 16 December 2017; left to right: Sage Forest, Robert Jenkin, Grant Knowles, Mairangi Reiher, Dave Horry, Penny Griffith, Barney Thomas. Background Reading: In 2012, as part of the commemoration of the 370th anniversary, the Netherlands Embassy hosted an important seminar in Nelson, which brought together scholars from the Netherlands and around New Zealand. Van Diemen and his Councillors did not put all their artists in one barque, http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600571h.html#life. First Encounter visitors coming from Tasman’s place: Rob Zagmaan (Netherlands Ambassador to New Zealand) visited the Abel Tasman Museum in Lutjegast in July, and has sent this photo of the occasion. … Archaeological investigation will probably never tell us about individual motives, ideological drivers or the role of visionary chiefs in the migration and colonisation of New Zealand. They even do so rather recklessly, I think, manning and womanning large outriggers as if competing for the Polynesias Cup. Tasman, Visscher and Gilsemans. Sage, Dave and Penny are wearing golden “mohua” sashes, and Robert’s praeutien replica (Dutch “small boat”) is in the background. He remained in Batavia where he owned a substantial amount of land. View the accommodation images, contact the hosts or book your room directly online. At night we name every star COVID-19 update, find out more. More information on these events will follow as funding and other details are confirmed. The instrument was a feature in the communications between Tasman and the iwi. The content on this page was created by Abel Tasman Kayaks Kayak Rentals. Price is NZ$44.99 + shipping; order through bookshops or from their website (www.copypress.co.nz), A fresh perspective on the first meeting of two peoples … Dave Horry’s Two voyages: The first meeting of Maori and Europeans, and the journeys that led to it. 100% New Zealand Owned & Operated. They assumed the Maoris were giving them a welcoming concert. Compare these with the turtle on the Anaweka waka. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider meets certain quality standards or legal obligations. The expedition departed from the company's base at Batavia (Jakarta) in August 1642. Golden Bay/Mohua representatives Mairangi Reiher (Manawhenua ki Mohua) and Penny Griffith recently attended the Netherlands Embassy King’s Day celebration in Wellington. Here’s an account from a local newspaper: Professor Richard Woolley brings his film-making skills to the world of words. Robert Jenkin’s new post about voyaging canoes, “Moana Nui …”  CLICK HERE. Home to one of New Zealand’s great walks. Published by Scholastic~~ask your local bookshop, or online through Australian distributor Booktopia:  tinyurl.com/ybyxtg95. As shown here they have fork topped masts; true oceanic lateen sails were hauled up to meet such forks and held down at the front against the prow of the main hull. Continue reading →, CLICK HERE for the latest Abel Tasman Miscellany–mainly about plans for  First Encounter 375. You get to explore the most popular beach in the Abel Tasman – Anchorage, with its crystal blue waters and golden sand beach. In Traditional Maori Dress: Recovery of a Seventeenth–Century Style? In this Walter et al fulfill that Belich prophesy that the Great Fleet hypothesis may yet strike back. Which waka was the subject of the sketch for ‘Murderers Bay’? We have 2 events in history, 4 biographies, 2 articles, 1 comment related to Abel Tasman. The Abel Tasman National Park is named after the sailor Abel Tasman and was opened on 18 December 1942. One, out this year, is based on the remains of early waka in New Zealand. Meet the team ; Sustainability; Abel Tasman. … and the launch in Golden Bay/Mohua of the full size replica of the Dutch small boat. Abel Tasman called the land he had discovered Staten Landt, believing it might be linked to a Staten Landt close to Cape Horn, discovered in 1616 by another Dutch navigator, Jacob Le Maire. Explore your options with the Abel Tasman water taxi timetable & map. Geoff Irwin’s reconstruction of the Anaweka Waka,  part of which is now in Takaka, shows it rigged with what academic’s call an Oceanic Sprit. A portrait in the Nan Kivell collection (National Library of Australia) is currently on loan for a few months to the Groninger Museum in Groningen, Holland. Can you tell us more about the information on this page? New Zealand locations within the Tasman region. Two years ago I speculated in a thread here, Kupe’s sails, that sail-capable double-hulled waka using prop-masted oceanic-lateen sails may have been written of and drawn by Dutch in Golden Bay in 1642. of any sewage, toilet waste, or grey water in a Tasman District Council approved dump station. From Mapcarta, the free map. The boat race win (on 29 January) feels highly appropriate in this 375th year of remembering that “first encounter” and the meeting of two worlds. The Abel Tasman track is a beautiful multi day walking track, and one of the most best Great Walks of New Zealand. Franz Jacobszoon Visscher was appointed as chief pilot. On the ocean breeze Amaze yourself with a skydive over New Zealand's most epic scenery. And he went on to say “repeated intercourse” between New Zealand and tropical Polynesia could safely be dismissed on current evidence because return voyages were “not very credible for New Zealand”. Let us show you the best of New Zealand's finest coastal National Park with walks from 30 minutes to a 5 Day civilised adventure, staying at our beachfront lodges within the park. Taste your way around the region by bicycle on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail or get your daily dose of adrenaline with a visit to one of the region’s world-class mountain bike parks. This rig seems to have many modern influences. MAP KEY Ski Lane! It does this through a close examination of anthropomorphs, carved human figures who do really look triangular. Receive the most unforgettable experience when skydiving in Abel Tasman National Park, NZ. Wallace believes that six were sent “back to the six Dutch provinces that supported the VOC”. In closeups the Moana waka seem extremely fast, as was the camakau above, and certainly they sail across the wind. Home to one of New Zealand’s great walks. Golden Bay/Mohua welcomes ambassador Rob Zaagman and Monique Zaagman to this year’s commemoration of First Meeting Day (or Abel Tasman 374). The putatara in the central portion describes the conflict between the land (mouthpiece) representing Tane and the sea (shell) representing Tangaroa, bound together by pingao the peace maker. Abel Tasman Coast Track is one of the Great Walks in New Zealand. Super nice people ! Plans for the 375th anniversary in 2017 include three large information panels at the memorial, to explain the events and background. AquaTaxi gets you closer to those out-of-the-way spots along the Abel Tasman coastline. Explore the depths of New Zealand in its purest form and plan a trip to one of NZ’s iconic location for sightseeing. Map of Nova Zelandia. Abel Tasman, in full Abel Janszoon Tasman, (born 1603?, Lutjegast, Netherlands—died probably before October 22, 1659, certainly before February 5, 1661), greatest of the Dutch navigators and explorers, who was the first European to sight Tasmania, New Zealand, Tonga, and the Fiji Islands. Presumably at least another one stayed in Batavia. The model, clearly partly based on the Dutch images, resembles voyaging canoes seen in Moana in at least some ways. Meet the NZHistory.net.nz team. Check out our map with dump sites. And when it’s time to find home The picture shows (from left to right): Neil Murray, Monique Zaagman, Ambassador Rob Zaagman, and Ingrid Zaagman at the Abel Tasman Monument above Ligar Bay. Price is NZ$44.99 + shipping; order through bookshops or from their website (, Bush, Birds, Beaches–Abel Tasman National Park. Abel Tasman National Park has a colorful and extensive history, from Maori habitation through European settlement: it is now one of New Zealand’s smallest, but most beautiful National Parks, with native forest-fringed perfect golden beaches. Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Abel Tasman from the comfort of our purpose-built, quiet and eco-friendly water taxis. It has been created by a local team of home-schooled students and parents, led by Tasman historian, Robert Jenkin, and supported by funding from Tasman District Council. In Abel Tasman in New Zealand Waters; The Pictorial Record, an article R.D.J. It is a one way walk of 16 km, which will take you around 5 1/2 hours allowing for photos. Whakamaharatanga toru rau ma whitu tekau ma rima — Commemoration 375, Changing perspectives upon Māori colonisation voyaging, by Atholl Anderson, Changing perspectives upon Maori colonisation voyaging. 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