Van Diemen's Land love

Van Diemen's Land


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Tasmania.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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. (Wiktionary)


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