Trans-Tasman is an adjective used primarily in Australia and New Zealand, which signifies an interrelationship between both countries. Its name originates from the Tasman Sea which lies between the two countries. For example, Trans-Tasman commerce would refer to commerce between these two countries.
- 18 February 1876 - The first trans-Tasman submarine communications cable is completed, allowing telegraph communications with the rest of the world.
- 3 February 1908 - first trans-Tasman radio transmission (via HMS Powerful in Tasman Sea).
- 10 January 1928 - Moncrieff and Hood vanish without trace during the first trans-Tasman flight attempt.
- 10 September 1928 - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and his three-man crew complete the first successful trans-Tasman flight.
- 7 January 1931 - Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.
- 13 January 2008 - crossing of the Tasman by kayak completed; expedition named Crossing the Ditch.
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