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Daemon
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Tasmania Sighted by Dutch (1642)

While in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Abel Tasman became the first European to sight the island of Tasmania, naming it Van Diemen's Land after the Governor of the Dutch East Indies. In 1803, Britain took possession of the island and established a penal colony there. The indigenous population, which had been on the island some 35,000 years, was soon decimated. In 1856, the island was granted self-government and renamed Tasmania. Today, Tasmania is a state of what country? More...
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The answer is:

Tasmania is an island state, part of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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I noticed an inaccuracy in the article: Truganini was not the last full-blooded Tasmanian aborigine, they were not wiped out at all. This came as news to me when I saw an indigenous documentary, The First Australians produced in 2008. It's nice to see a little local history.


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Daemon wrote:
Tasmania Sighted by Dutch (1642)

While in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Abel Tasman became the first European to sight the island of Tasmania, naming it Van Diemen's Land after the Governor of the Dutch East Indies. In 1803, Britain took possession of the island and established a penal colony there. The indigenous population, which had been on the island some 35,000 years, was soon decimated. In 1856, the island was granted self-government and renamed Tasmania. Today, Tasmania is a state of what country? More...


Another mark of shame on the totem of western civilization.
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tasmanian devil is the world most smelliest animal
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striker wrote:
tasmanian devil is the world most smelliest animal


You're forgetting the Bombardier Beetle, wolverine, stink bug, musk ox, skunk, and several others. So with all of these, I guess the devil isn't that bad! Dancing

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The poor Tasmanian Devils are seriously threatened by disease right now. Let's hope they don't go the way of the Tasmanian Wolf.

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Now a major source of medicinal opium. I suppose if you put it on an island you can control access a bit better! Whistle
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