Tasman Sea, an arm of the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand. It is as much as 1,400 miles (2,250 km) wide and more than 17,000 feet (5, 180 m) deep. The sea is located in a region of prevailing westerly winds known as “the roaring forties,” and is frequently stormy. It was named for the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who discovered New Zealand and Tasmania in 1642.
South Africa, or Republic of South Africa, an independent country in Africa. Until 1961, it was called the Union of South Africa.
Netherlands, or Kingdom of the Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe. Frequently it is called Holland, a name that more properly applies to the two coastal provinces of Noord (North) and Zuid (South) Holland.