Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands


Main Details

Title Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Maria Gill
Illustrated by   Marco Ivancic
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 250,Width 240
CategoriesPicture books for Young Readers
ISBN 9781775435099
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 November 2017
NZ Release Date 1 November 2017
Publication Country New Zealand


More than 300 years ago, a young Dutch sailor named Abel Tasman stood on the prow of a ship he and his crew had sailed across wild, uncharted waters. In the distance, through a shroud of mist, the rugged outline of steep hills rose from the ocean waves. Could this be Terra Australisthe great southern land? Abel Tasman and his crew were most likely the first Europeans the Aboriginal people of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand had ever seen. Join the journey and discover the legacy left behind. 'Maria Gills evocative text combines with Marco Ivancics imaginative illustrations to bring Abel Tasmans journey to life.' Rob Zaagman, Ambassadeur, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New Zealand.