It is a one way walk of 16 km, which will take you around 5 1/2 hours allowing for photos. Bringing Back the Birdsong. It’s been very popular in the past, so we hope it will be right for the 375th anniversary next year. At night we name every star The undulating trail, graced with golden beaches and lush coastal bush, hugs the … Walk Abel Tasman National Park Escape, revive and reconnect, surrounded by fresh air and friends. The dutch explorer Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to ‘discover’ New Zealand in 1642. Yes, the 375th anniversary of the dramatic “first encounter” between tangata whenua (Maori, who first settled New Zealand) and another people takes place on 18 December. For centuries many had imagined such a land mass in the southern ocean between Australia and South America. Split Apple Rock is situated 2½ km north of Abel Tasman Kaiteriteri B & B. Amaze yourself with a skydive over New Zealand's most epic scenery. Tasman died in October 1659, survived by his second wife, Jannetje, and his daughter, Claesjen. Abel Tasman Coast Track is one of the Great Walks in New Zealand. ... Map and directions to your cruise embarkation. They anchored at Wharewharangi Bay, near Wainui Inlet to the north of what is now Abel Tasman National Park, on 18 December. They continued east on 4 December and sighted the west coast of the South Island on the 13th. Here is a Herb Kane painting of a double waka with two such oceanic spritsails. 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. TVNZ (Kaitlin Ruddock; Facebook version): The two manu (birds) forms on either side represent Mohua and Tasman. This work, which includes varied documents and essays, is online. They assumed the Maoris were giving them a welcoming concert. Investigation of ‘A View of Murderers’ Bay’, Part One, Changing perspectives upon Māori colonisation voyaging, Moana Nui, Mass Migration and Triangular Men, TRIANGULAR MEN ON ONE VERY LONG VOYAGE: THE CONTEXT AND IMPLICATIONS OF A HAWAIIAN-STYLE PETROGLYPH SITE IN THE POLYNESIAN KINGDOM OF TONGA, Blok fragment’s ‘View of Murderers Bay’ and SAC’s equivalent, A different theory to explain Blok fragment and its provenance. The expedition departed from the company's base at Batavia (Jakarta) in August 1642. Robert Jenkin’s new post about voyaging canoes, “Moana Nui …”  CLICK HERE. His men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori. Comments will be reviewed prior to posting. 1814, First Christian mission established. And when it’s time to find home In Mass Migration the authors go on to say: “this was a planned migration, based on prior knowledge of the location of New Zealand, and it involved a number of interacting communities within a zone of regular interaction in central East Polynesia. Which waka was the subject of the sketch for ‘Murderers Bay’? It is held in the Netherlands State Archives and online photos of it there can be seen here. Franz Jacobszoon Visscher was appointed as chief pilot. We are proud to be founding members of the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust. Home to one of New Zealand’s great walks. He was most probably the ‘draughtsman’ mentioned in the Instructions, who had been directed to join the expedition”. Despite the uncertainty, Tasman’s achievement was considerable. After obtaining ample supplies of food and water they sailed on, sighting but not landing in the northern islands of Fiji. So if the upright spar was lifted from the mast and then suspended at a central point from the mast’s fork, and if the ‘tack’ where the spars meet was held against the prow this rig would almost match those of Moana’s other waka as seen earlier. The New Zealand content (p.87-128) includes analysis of whether Tasman’s crew actually landed in Wainui Bay; the origins of the Ruamahanga skull (a 17th-century female European skull); and the mystery of the Spanish helmet. New Zealand’s premier sea kayaking. Your accommodation is now ‘reserved’ but is not confirmed until you complete the payment process. The Tasman Map shows remarkably accurate sections of the Australia's western and northern coastlines, and forms the basis of most charts produced over the next 100 years until Captain James Cook’s Endeavour voyage charted the east coast of Australia in 1770. 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. 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. After sailing west to Mauritius they turned south before being forced back by the cold to the 45th parallel. And here we see that like the other waka in Moana this one has a fixed and fork topped mast. … 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. One, out this year, is based on the remains of early waka in New Zealand. 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. See: skydive.co.nz How to get there: Motueka is a 30 minutes drive from Nelson. Hooked, the waterfront cafe and beer garden is located right next door. So they started singing a few bawdy Dutch sailors songs and tooted their trumpet, but what the Dutch were hearing was the Maori haka and the trumpet sound was probably the war trumpet calling all the tribes around.“The next morning, all was revealed that it wasn’t a concert, but a challenge. The SAC was evidently one of several Tasman Journals made in Batavia during the second half of 1643. 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. If so and with at least one staying in Batavia, seven or more such copies were produced. In closeups the Moana waka seem extremely fast, as was the camakau above, and certainly they sail across the wind. The Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest but most popular national park, and the Abel Tasman Coastal Track is renowned as one of the country’s Great Walks. Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Abel Tasman from the comfort of our purpose-built, quiet and eco-friendly water taxis. Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to ‘discover’ New Zealand in 1642. Abel Tasman map, circa 1644, also known as the Tasman 'Bonaparte' map State Library of New South Wales vestibule, showing a mosaic of the Tasman map inlaid in the floor Held within the collection of the State Library of New South Wales is the Tasman Map , thought to have been drawn by Isaac Gilsemans, or completed under the supervision of Franz Jacobszoon Visscher. It couldn’t shunt, because the mast is at the front, but set up that way it would certainly suggest the tongiaki rig. Abel Tasman National Park has a colourful 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. Unrivaled New Zealand Location. (Whakamaharatanga toru rau ma whitu tekau ma rima = Commemoration 375). The Abel Tasman track follows the coastline along the north coast of the south island of New Zealand from Marahau to Wainui. Nelson Trails provides maps and descriptions of tracks and trails around the Nelson-Tasman Region of New Zealand. Located in Marahau, 24 mi from Nelson, Abel Tasman Lodge features a hot tub and sauna. The Abel Tasman is the only coastally located national park in New Zealand. Each ‘spritsail’ has effectively a separate mast onto which one of the two spars has been secured. Tell me more... An error exists in calling The Dutch East Indie Company, The Dutch East India Company. A rig like this seems close to that of the Fijian ndrua, (double) or camakau (outrigger) canoes of the 19th century. Nelson city, Abel Tasman National Park, Kaiteriteri, Takaka, Waikoropupu Springs, Golden Bay, Nelson Lakes, Rainbow Ski Field.. About. In the heart of the Abel Tasman village. Wallace has shown convincingly the documentary value of the close-up waka and its Maori  crew, as seen below in SAC and Blok alternatives. Tasman was the first to describe our indigenous music, in December 1642. 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. “Praeutien” is an extra string to Robert’s Tasman “bow” — his diorama and interactive are part of the rich displays at Golden Bay Museum, along with his book Strangers in Mohua. Some of my reasons for believing that the drawings in it and in SAC are not the work of Gilsemans appear in my preceding post Van Diemen and his Councillors did not put all their artists in one barque and some on this page, Gilsemans’ earlier art. First recorded European sighting of New Zealand, First known encounter between Māori and Europeans. Figures i and k are seen as surfers, f and h are turtles,  e and g are transformational, either humans changing to  turtle form or turtles to human. MAP KEY Ski Lane! If you live in New Zealand contact Tinakori Books for a copy: tinakoribooks@xtra.co.nz (website: https://www.tinakoribooks.com/)  All other sales: directly through australiadiscovered.com.au. Fly Now, Pay Later with. 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. Blok seems to have had more exposure to the elements than SAC. The one large  double waka Cook encountered in New Zealand wasn’t rigged this way. Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. EXPLORE the latest issue of our Miscellany! It doesn’t look that way, but tests have shown an oceanic spritsail works better if they do. For more information contact Tom Dunbabin (tom@bangor.com.au).The site where Tasman’s ship’s carpenter Pieter Jacobsz swam ashore and planted the VOC flag on that day in December 1642 (and claiming possession) is now on private farmland, but regular trips are held to the site of a 1923 memorial (pictured). Accommodation options in Marahau Beach may include motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, apartments, holiday homes and luxury lodges. 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. Exposed Headland Lookout Seals STORE BOAT RAMP TRACK Abel Tasman National Park (300m past Store) PARK CAFÉ MARAHAU & NELSON Trip start and finish points may vary on the day depending on tides and weather. Walk the three-to-five day Abel Tasman track or, for a different view, take a sea kayaking tour around the coast and see a seal colony and little blue penguins bobbing in the water. The Anaweka Waka is reportedly made of New Zealand Matai and was last used according to radiocarbon dating around 1400CE. The 375th anniversary commemoration will be marked in Tasmania on Sunday 3 December with a trip to Tasman Bay and a community lunch at the Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed. Today (14 August 2017) is the 375th anniversary of the day the Heemskerck & Zeehaen sailed from Batavia (now Jakarta) to begin their search for the Great South Land and its untold riches. So if we saw Moana’s voyaging canoes as tongiaki rigged, they might be closer to reality than are the current academic suppositions that East Polynesian voyagers had nothing better than the oceanic sprit. Jocelyn and Scott are very welcoming hosts. Guided and freedom kayak trips. This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. The Abel Tasman track is a beautiful multi day walking track, and one of the most best Great Walks of New Zealand. Peter Blasdale’s 47-minute documentary is almost like being there. Photo: Rosino, CC BY-SA 2.0. Our activities this year have been affected by the tides, so there won’t be a walk to Taupo Point this year. But at first settlement, waka which sailed better were apparently predominant. Moana’s largest waka have raised decks on widely spaced hulls but their masts seem permanently steppd inside one larger hull. In 1648 Tasman attempted to hang two sailors who had disobeyed orders by leaving their quarters. BOOK ONLINE NOW. New texts that bear on this have very recently become available. He was drunk and one of the men almost died. Tasman named the place Moordenaers (Murderers) Bay before sailing east to the Manawatu coast of the North Island. 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. Sharp guesses that the copied illustrations of the SAC went into spaces left for them by the text copyist (pp. https://exploration.marinersmuseum.org/subject/abel-janszoon-tasman It’s a shared story of discovery. We sail the length of the seas 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. The Abel Tasman Coast Track is one of the New Zealand Department of Conservation's Great Walks. Envelop yourself in golden beaches, rain forest and wildlife all in a few days walk or even a day trip. For me this seems the likeliest theory based on the existing evidence, at least until more academic scholarship and perhaps some scientific testing can be brought to bear on Blok. Check out our map with dump sites. Sailing a north-east course, the expedition arrived in Tonga on 21 January. Not all comments posted. East Indie has nothing to do with India. When working reconstructions of such polynesian voyaging canoes were built, beginning with the Hōkūle‘a in the 1970s, they often used two of these spritsails, as does New Zealand’s  Te Aurere shown below. We know where we are 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. A New Zealand charm, the Abel Tasman National 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. That surfer, carved into a rocky outcrop on a Tongan beach apparently around the 14th century, is food for thought. 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. As Dave Horry and I interpret the crutch mast it was simply lifted into place on the top deck, and so could change its angle as the sail trim changed. By 1653 he had retired. Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest at 23,000 hectares. Abel Tasman Lodge also includes a barbecue and there is a shared kitchen available for all guests. “Praeutien” was first across the line and also won the senior best technical design award in the 2016 Cardboard Boat Race held annually at Tata Beach, in Golden Bay/Mohua. Map History / History of Cartography website; Future issues of the Miscellany ; And you can read the complete issue– CLICK HERE (please email tasman1642.nz@gmail.com if you’d like to be on the distribution list) +++++ April 2020 Abel Tasman / Discovery Miscellany: Click HERE to read it +++++ NEW book on Abel Tasman’s voyages! Rob is pictured here (centre, yellow tie) with a group including Grootegast Mayor Ard van der Tuuk (next to Rob) and Joost Tanasale 3rd from left). As we know, his main discoveries were what became known as Tasmania, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji and their peoples. His men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori. See our large range of places to stay in Marahau Beach. We look forward to meeting them when they arrive on 16 December. Through time, it tells us there was a prevailing shift from multihulls to monohulls and general decline in the sailing performance of New Zealand waka. 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. He remained in Batavia where he owned a substantial amount of land. As in tropical East Polynesia, this involved the establishment of a communication network linking communities on an expanding colonial frontier. Abel Tasman National Park is within a 5-minute walk from the property. Located in Marahau, 24 mi from Nelson, Abel Tasman Lodge features a hot tub and sauna. 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. 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). When Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sailed into New Zealand waters and came upon this ”large and highly elevated land”, he was looking for a great southern continent. 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. But how does the story end? Acknowledging First Encounter 375 (1642-2017). You can receive the “miscellany” newsletters automatically; email your details to tasman1642.nz@gmail.com. on What happened to the 4th Dutch sailor after 19 December 1642? In this Walter et al fulfill that Belich prophesy that the Great Fleet hypothesis may yet strike back. 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. National Park shuttles and boats to Abel Tasman, Kahurangi & Nelson Lakes circling us. Maori double hulled war canoe with oceanic sprit rig, 1769. 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 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”. Walking from Marahau to Totaranui over 3 days is the perfect way to spend a long weekend. Wallace believes that six were sent “back to the six Dutch provinces that supported the VOC”. Shortly afterwards they sheltered from a storm east of Stephens and D'Urville islands and celebrated the first Christmas dinner in New Zealand. Tasman, Visscher and Gilsemans. Topographic Map of Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman, New Zealand. Mohua is the name of Golden Bay and the name of a manu, and one of the stories that come through tell of a large white bird coming into the area (the ships with the “flapping” of the sails). While the Abel Tasman coast is generally warm and dry in summer, the weather can change quickly. Like Belich he considered that the waka and the sailing rigs available to them could not have made such return voyages and like Belich he pointed out that objects of New Zealand origin have not yet turned up at their likely starting points in Polynesia. View the accommodation images, contact the hosts or book your room directly online. Thanks again to them. Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to ‘discover’ New Zealand in 1642. The putatara is the centre feature of our FE375 logo. Side one of Blok is numbered 21, suggesting it was once one of a set of numbered leaves. New Zealand locations within the Tasman region. The instrument was a feature in the communications between Tasman and the iwi. Super nice people ! ... Amaze Yourself with a Skydive over New Zealand's Most Epic Scenery. We don’t know if these spars crossed at some point or not. This plate from Triangular Men shows us the scale of that, and like the vikings those who made such voyages needed good ships. Tasman and Visscher were instead sent to Australia's northern coastline. You have 25 minutes from now to complete the payment process. 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. From Mapcarta, the free map. More information on these events will follow as funding and other details are confirmed. “The Abel Tasman is paradise on earth. It is a beautiful track with stunning coastal scenery, and the opportunity to take part in kayaking and guided walks, as well as catering for independent walkers. Abel Tasman Coast Track walking guide (PDF, 1,831K) Abel Tasman Coast Track trip information sheet and detailed map … Click HERE to read it. Envelop yourself in golden beaches, rain forest and wildlife all in a … In 2015 Atholl Anderson argued in  Tangata Whenua that New Zealand’s  Polynesian colonists had not come here in any such deliberate migration after prior two way voyages. Commercial re-use may be allowed on request. Home to one of New Zealand’s great walks. This seems more like a temporary rig that you could keep in place with ropes to catch a following wind and very little else. This rig seems to have many modern influences. Skydive Abel Tasman's 20,000 foot tandem jump is $599, although jumps from lower altitudes start from $279. The fleet is back. The Tasman Map measures 73 x 95 cms and is hand-drawn on Japanese paper. Explore your options with the Abel Tasman water taxi timetable & map. Details to follow:  please email  tasman1642.nz@gmail.com to receive information as plans evolve. In Mass Migration and the Polynesian Settlement of New Zealand it’s suggested that New Zealand’s Polynesian settlers came in a substantial fleet from a ‘Hawaiiki zone’. Walk Abel Tasman National Park Escape, revive and reconnect, surrounded by fresh air and friends. Moana will not be at all surprised. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Location of the Hawaiiki Zone from which New Zealand’s first Polynesian settlers originated. Abel Tasman AquaTaxi has been operating water taxi trips, sea shuttle services and scenic cruises in the Abel Tasman National Park since 1990. Over four days, 16-19 December 2017, the community of Golden Bay/Mohua marked New Zealand’s earliest recorded meeting between Maori and European, which took place in 1642, in the bay that 5000 people now call home. See ‘Know before you go’ at or contact the DOC Visitor Centre in Nelson. He captained a small cargo ship, of which he was a part-owner. … and the launch in Golden Bay/Mohua of the full size replica of the Dutch small boat. The manu have four koru, for the manawhenua plus three mata waka of the area. In Abel Tasman in New Zealand Waters; The Pictorial Record, an article R.D.J. If so, he then left spaces for the finely written labelling and captions Anderson sees as done by Gilsemans. A brand new island everywhere that we roam 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). The Dutch continued up the west coast of the North Island reaching Cape Maria Van Diemen (named after van Diemen's wife) on 4 January 1643. Meets certain quality standards or legal obligations it is in single-column format larger... 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