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On the planting of the Dutch flag in Tasmania in 1642.


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Lord, Clive Errol (1926) On the planting of the Dutch flag in Tasmania in 1642. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 25-34. ISSN 0080-4703

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CLIVE LORD, F .L.S., Director of the Tasmanian Museum. The exact location of the landing place of Tasman's carpenter has, excited considerable interest of late years. This has been due, mainly, to the erection of the Tasman Memorial, a work which will ever be to the credit of those responsible for it. The site of the landing has been the subject of several discussions at meetings of the Society. As a prelude to any discussion concerning the site of the landing it is essntial to pay attention to the anchorage of the ships. The discussions in regard to the site have been of value, and should amist in enhancing interest in the early histo!'y of our island State. Too much credit cannot be given to those who made the erection of the Tasman Memorial possible, and any criticisms in regard to the interpretation of historical or scientific data are quite apart from the erection of the memorial. It is to be hoped that other memorials will be erected in the near future. The visits of such navigators as Furneaux, Cook, Bligh, D'Entrecasteaux, and Baudin are well worthy of commemoration.

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. 25-34
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 06:06
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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