1642: Dutch Discovery of New Zealand
December 14, 2018
376 Years Ago: Abel Tasman sights the South Island(13/12/1642)
It is the West Coast of the South Island in general, and the Grey District in particular, that was discovered first by the Dutchman.
A few days later this month, December, Tasman will discover Moordenaers Baij (Murderer’s Bay)…which did not go so well for the visitors.
Ref cool map image from the First Encounter 375 page last year