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[Gilsemans, Isaac] fl 1637-1645 :Is de Placts dade ouze boots liggen om watde te harlen ... [Tongatapu] 23 January 1643.

Reference Number: PUBL-0106-002

Tongatapu in January 1643 as recorded by Tasman's artist Isaac Gilsemans. In the left foreground, a Tonga couple are standing and another couple are seated. Two double canoes are beyong them in the bay. In the right foreground, the Dutch dinghys are moored, with sailors manipulating barrels through the water. Further barrels are on shore, guarded by armed Dutch sailors. A dance of welcome is being performed beyond the armed guards and other Tongas are arriving with coconuts. The royal compound and other houses can be seen amongst the vegetation on land.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Tongatapu, Women, Tongan, Dwellings - Tonga, Dutch - Tonga, Flags, Canoes and canoeing - Tonga and Men, Tongan.

Part of:
Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603-1659 :Abel Janszoon Tasman's journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642 ... [facsimiles]. Amsterdam, Frederick Muller & Co., 1898., Reference Number PUBL-0106 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s)Photolithograph (with hand-colouring) of ink drawing, 284 x 434 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures910. Voyages. Tasman(DFP-006160)

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