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Was the First European to Sail to Tasmania


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Abel Tasman
      
Was the First European to Sail to Tasmania
His first expedition was to Australasia, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific in 1642. Tasman is best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the United East India Company. He was the first known European expedition to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand and to sight the Fiji islands, in 1643.






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