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The seafaring Dutchman, Abel Janszoon Tasman 1603 - 1659 was the first European to discover New Zealand in 1642...

' towards noon we saw a large high land, bearing southeast of us '

His monument is situated on the waterfront overlooking Tasman Bay at Nelson , NZ.
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Feb 21 2014 02:06 GMT martini957
Good one...cool boots too
Feb 21 2014 03:40 GMT fhelsing PRO
a nice memorial!
Feb 21 2014 07:35 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Nancy :)
Feb 21 2014 10:29 GMT Papagena
Impressive statue !! Great to know that's thanks to a Dutchman New Zealand was discovered Margaret !! ;°)
Feb 21 2014 12:05 GMT superJoan
Nice one Margaret.. I expected a statue of the little girl we saw in Napier....Pania she was so beautiful....Nice to see who discovered NZ though...great entry
Feb 21 2014 12:10 GMT skyball
Alot of history there Marg!!..great entry!!!!!........
Feb 21 2014 12:26 GMT janos
nice entry !
Feb 21 2014 12:49 GMT Littleollie
Nice angle on the capture Marg. it highlights the features of the statue.
This is an example as to how history can be lost or distorted. I would bet that if you asked many New Zealanders, born and raised there they wouldn't know the true history of the discovery of their country, but some could pigeon some of what they were taught in school, which may not be the right or true story.
Feb 21 2014 12:58 GMT hans55 PRO
a great entry !! ... a great Dutchman !! :-)
Feb 21 2014 13:06 GMT T1MELESS PRO
That is what I like about this site you learn something new every day !!!
nice find and shot Marg !!!
Feb 21 2014 13:18 GMT aquiles PRO
GREAT ENTRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Feb 21 2014 15:54 GMT hallo
Nice capture!
Feb 21 2014 15:55 GMT peterpinhole
Those are BIG boots.
Great choice for entry.
Feb 21 2014 17:51 GMT elsje323
good entry
Feb 21 2014 19:13 GMT Pam
Lovely statue and great story, Marg, thanks!
Feb 21 2014 19:55 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Joan . I thought I had used Pania before :)
Feb 22 2014 20:31 GMT MargNZ
Thank you all for your great comments :))
Feb 24 2014 05:56 GMT Annamaria
Really nice statue! Great entry, Marg! ;-))
Feb 24 2014 08:27 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Annamaria :))
Feb 24 2014 14:46 GMT wijnie58
Marvellous entry, Margaret..:-))
Feb 24 2014 20:13 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Wijnie :)

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