Nicolaes Witsen and Abel Tasman’s 1642 voyage of discovery
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- Date: Thursday, 19 April, 2018
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free. Booking is not required.
Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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First encounter between Māori and Europeans
Come and hear Rudiger Mack talk about his research into exactly where the first encounter between Māori and Europeans occurred in Golden Bay. Hear surprising and otherwise unknown details about this encounter.
Rudiger has gone back to the original (1705) Dutch-language report of Abel Tasman’s voyage of discovery. He has found clear evidence of exactly where in Golden Bay the fateful first encounter between Māori and Europeans happened.
Rudgier has used the journal of Frans Jacobsz Visscher, Abel Tasman’s chief navigator during the voyage. Parts of the journal, which include illustrations, were published by Nicolaes Witsen (1641-1717). This journal adds unknown details to our understanding and knowledge of the voyage.
About the speaker
Rudiger Mack, is a teacher, antiquarian bookseller and researcher.