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Banks, MR (1971) A Darwin manuscript on Hobart Town. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 105. pp. 5-20. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The collection of Darwin's papers in the Library of
Cambridge University includes a 22-page manuscript on
the Geology of Hobart Town. Consideration of the
manuscript suggests that Darwin's collection of fossils
described in 'Geological Observations'came from the
Bundella Mudstone at Porter Hill, the Cascades Group
near Barossa Road, Glenorchy, and the Malbina Formation
at Eaglehawk Neck. The manuscript further
demonstrates his assiduity and acuteness as a geological
observer, and suggests a considerable fund of geological
knowledge Of Van Diemen's Land in 1836.

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. 5-20
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 02:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:32
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