About Tasman 375
Tasman 375 project
In New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands we are commemorating the 375th anniversary of Abel Tasman's journey of exploration (1642-1643). Following the initiative of the Abel Tasman Museum in Lutjegast (Netherlands) and the new museum Oranjehof by The Dutch Connection in Foxton (New Zealand) during this commemoration year we'll strengthen the cultural ties between the three countries, by means of exhibitions, events and this website. To ensure the perennity of these contact, the Abel Tasman Museum in the Netherlands is committed to maintain this web platform once the commemoration activities have ended. The goal is a sustainable collaboration in historical research and the sharing of archive materials between the involved countries.