The Discovery of Australia

Location:New Guinea; Australia; New Zealand; Tonga; Fiji
Subject:Explorers; Tasman
Length:50 minutes
Format:VHS; U-matic
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Distributor:Films for the Humanities & Sciences
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Description:In 1605, a Dutch ship left Java to explore the mysterious South. Shipwreck and fighting discouraged further exploration until 1642, when Governor General van Dieman outfitted a new expedition headed by Abel Tasman, reaching Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Later, Tasman went on to "discover" Tonga and Fiji.
Record No:450
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