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Notes on the habits of the extinct Tasmanian race No. 2


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Crowther, William L (1926) Notes on the habits of the extinct Tasmanian race No. 2. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 165-169. ISSN 0080-4703

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The Manuscript from which the following extracts were taken was found among the papers of the Rev. R. Knopwood after his death at Rokeby. It is not in his well known large script.The manuscript is unsigned and incomplete. The writer describes the Natives as one who has evidently seen much of them at first hand, and his description of their habits agrees very closely with that of other observers. There is no clue to the writer's identity. The MS. is of four pages small quarto and written on both front and back. I am much indebted to J. W. Beattie, Esq., of Hobart, for permission to make these extracts, as the MS. is part of his unique eollection of early Tasmanian material. The interest of the description is twofold: describing as it does, firstly, the daily routine of the Natives, and, secondly, some of the measures proposed or actually tried, in order to control or conciliate them.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Crowther, Sir William E.L.H., Crowther, William Edward Lodewyk Hamilton, 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. 165-169
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 04:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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