In the early 19th century, the British took control of Tasmania, causing them to have a fight with the Aboriginals. Later a Dutch explorer named Able Tasman found Tasmania and called it Van Demon’s Land.                                                                                                                                         

Earlier in the 17th century a few European explorers and there captain William Bligh visited Tasmania and didn’t know that some other explorers named it. So they decided to name it Table Mountain.

William and his crew went exploring for a while and they found  a creature they have never ever seen before. Then they herd a noise coming from the bushes near a beach with smooth flowing water behind them. So it was hard to tell if it was the water or the bushes. Then suddenly an Aboriginal man jumped out of the bushes and said “it’s a Tasmanian Devil”. 

But William was confused because he knew the British took over and frightened the Aboriginals away? The Aboriginal man said that he ran so far away the couldn’t catch him.

Then the Tasmanian Devil became popular around Tasmania and now it is a native animal to Tasmania.

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