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The portraiture of Tasman, 1893 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/18

Scope and Contents

A typescript 'survey of alleged likenesses of the navigator and discoverer in the Royal Commonwealth Society and elsewhere 1965', 17 pages and 4 attached photographs and portraits. The paper is concerned chiefly with the full-length portrait of Tasman in the R.C.S. and the family group in the National Library of Australia. It is accompanied by related correspondence, 1893-1976; eighteen loose photographs of Tasman and members of his family; and a few notes and press cuttings. There is also a copy of 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', no. 52, April 1961, including the article 'The problem of Tasman's portraits' (pp. 1-3), which contains a summary of the first draft of the typescript.


  • Creation: 1893 - 1976


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Biographical / Historical

Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603-1659) discovered Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and New Zealand during an expedition of 1642-1643.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by D.H. Simpson.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Simpson, Donald Herbert, 1920-2002, RCS Librarian

Finding aid date

2004-02-04 14:07:12+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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