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Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania. Part II
Meston, Archibald Lawrence (1932) Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania. Part II. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0080-4703
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On the 13th of July last year I read a paper before the Society in which I described some aboriginal rock carvings on the Mersey Bluff, near Devonport. In this paper I propose to describe another series of aboriginal carvings. These I discovered in December, 1931, on the west coast, 90 miles, as the crow flies, from those at Devonport. These carvings are not only intensely interesting in themselves, but are important, in that they provide further evidence of aboriginal art. In many respects they differ from those near Devonport. The latter are in diabase, are cut on horizontal faces, and in the main exist as units; whereas the west coast carvings are in a friable calcareous sandstone, are cut without any respect to the surface plane, and are massed together, sometimes in rude geometric designs.
|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. 1-6|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||10 May 2012 02:27|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:30|
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