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Commemorating Tasman’s discovery

Commemorating Tasman’s discovery

This stamp, produced to mark New Zealand’s centennial in 1940, shows an unauthenticated portrait of the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, one of his ships, and a chart outlining the route they took in 1642.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1940 Centenary of Proclamation of British Sovereignty stamp issue

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Redmer Yska, 'Dutch - First arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Redmer Yska, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016