The Tasman Map – A short documentary

Lost and Found

Lost and Found 2

The marble mosaic of the Tasman Map in the vestibule of the Mitchell Library

Follow the link to watch a short video (5minutes) from the State Library of NSW on the history of the Tasman Map

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuTRL9qSrmI

Rosenberg Front Cover Image

‘Ian Burnet in this stunning volume brings alive the many voyages of discovery that linked the exploration and Dutch conquest of Indonesia to a growing awareness on the part of the Dutch of the great, but as yet unknown, land to the south. Burnet, chapter by chapter with stunning illustrations and reproductions of early maps, has managed to document the many voyages from Europe to the “far east”.

Most of us will have heard of parts of Burnet’s story, whether it is of figures such as Francis Drake, Dirk Hartog or Abel Tasman, or of place names which reflect historical moments in our history, such as the Gulf of Carpentaria, Arnhem Land, Groote Eylandt, Rottnest Island, or Maatsuyker Island. But other parts of his story will be new to many.

This is a book to savour and to learn from and which will serve as a reference to many a historical event of relevance to both Indonesia and Australia’.

Dr. Ron Witton – Inside Indonesia

http://www.ianburnetbooks.com

About ianburnet

Author of the book, Spice Islands. Which tells the History, Romance and Adventure of the spice trade from the Moluccas in Eastern Indonesia over a period of 2000 years. Author of the book, East Indies.Which tells the history of the struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for supremacy in the Eastern Seas. Author of the book 'Archipelago - A Journey Across Indonesia'.
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1 Response to The Tasman Map – A short documentary

  1. Denis O'Hara says:

    Well done Ian. This summarised and very readable collection of interlinked insights into events and voyages that lead to the Tasman map, is a great contribution to our regional history.

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