On this day in 1642, Abel Tasman, whose expedition were the first
Europeans to see Tasmania, staked a Dutch claim to the land. See
more information at
The White Hat
Guide to European Voyages of Discovery.
On this day in 1890 Billy Midwinter, the only test cricketer to play for
Australia against England an for England against Australia, died.
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