New Holland (1799) drawn by Aaron Arrowsmith

New Holland (1799) drawn by Aaron Arrowsmith. Part of a world map, and one of the first maps to show the Bass Strait

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‘Anyone familiar enough with Australian history to tell me why there are two Van Dieman’s Lands? Tasmania and the central North coast of Australia are both labelled as such … Places get similar names at different times. The NT area was named in 1618. Tasmania not until 1642’