Van Diemen's Land

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Etymology[edit]

After the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies Anthony van Diemen, who sent Abel Tasman on the voyage on which Tasman discovered the island.

Proper noun[edit]

Van Diemen's Land

  1. The former name (until 1856) of the then-British colony and current state of Australia now known as Tasmania.