Tasmania. "Anthony van Dieman, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies Company, organized in 1642 a grand expedition that would map 'the remaining unknown part of the terrestrial globe.' Abel Tasman, its commander...missed it completely. Tasman's two vessels...sailed right past Australia without once glimpsing its mainland; his course had been too far south. The only part of the country he touched was an island...which he named for his patron: Van Dieman's Land." It was renamed for Tasman.