When did Abel Tasman Discover Fiji?
Tasman, Abel (1603–c.1659), Dutch navigator. Sent in 1642 by the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, Anthony van Diemen (1593–1645), to explore Australian waters, he reached Tasmania (which he named Van Diemen's Land) and New Zealand, and in 1643 arrived at Tonga and Fiji. "Tasman, Abel."
Abel Tasman's ships. This engraving is based on drawings made during the voyage of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman to New Zealand in 1642. It shows the ships Zeehaen and Heemskerck close to the Three Kings Islands.
- Born on October 27, 1728, in Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, England, James Cook was a naval captain, navigator and explorer who, in 1770, discovered and charted New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia on his ship HMB Endeavour.
- The history of New Zealand dates back at least 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture centred on kinship links and land. The first European explorer to sight New Zealand was Dutch navigator Abel Tasman on 13 December 1642.
- Working holiday visas give people from the USA aged 18-30 up to 12 months in New Zealand. Alternatively, if you're considering New Zealand for the longer term you may be able to apply for a skilled migrant visa that lets you live and work here indefinitely.
Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to 'discover' New Zealand in 1642. His men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori. Continuing eastwards they sighted the mountains of a land that Tasman named Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) after the governor general of Batavia.
- They cannot work between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except in restaurants and racetracks where they may work until midnight on Friday, Saturday and days when school in not in session the following day. No 16- or 17-year-old can work more than 48 hours in any one week while attending school.
- But if you get paid for 2 extra weeks of vacation (at your regular hourly rate), or you actually work for those 2 extra weeks, then your total year now consists of 52 weeks. Assuming 40 hours a week, that equals 2,080 hours in a year. Your hourly wage of 15 dollars would end up being about $31,200 per year in salary.
- But if you get paid for 2 extra weeks of vacation (at your regular hourly rate), or you actually work for those 2 extra weeks, then your total year now consists of 52 weeks. Assuming 40 hours a week, that equals 2,080 hours in a year. Your hourly wage of 12 dollars would end up being about $24,960 per year in salary.
Updated: 17th October 2019