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Notes on a geological reconnaissance of the lake St. Clair district.


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Clemes, William Hall (1924) Notes on a geological reconnaissance of the lake St. Clair district. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 59-72. ISSN 0080-4703

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Through the courtesy of Messrs. F. B. Cane and G. L. Propsting, I was enabled to join them in an expedition to Lake St. Clair in the last week of 1923. The Lake St. Clair Cradle Mt. Districts have recently been reserved as a Scenic Reserve, the lower and larger portion of which, extending from the Derwent Bridge in the south, to the Wallace River in the north, and comprising approximately 94,000 acres, has been placed under the control of the National Park Board, which has shown its fitness to take on the larger responsibility by the fine work it has already done in the Mt. Field area. Evidence to confirm certain theories brought forward in this paper will have to be obtained on some future expedition. A camp situated at the North-Western end of the lake would result in the collection of much valuable information. I would also suggest the obtaining of complete soundings of the lake, as all record of Mr. Charles Gould's work appears to have been lost. With the exception of the generation of electricity by water power, this district has few economic possibilities. The proposed Hydro-Electric dam in the vicinity of .Mt. Hobhouse would largely alter the district from a tourist point of view, and would hinder communication, not only with Lake St. Clair, but with the West. There may be some prospect of coal in the vicinity of Coal Hill.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 59-72
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 05:29
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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