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A Darwin manuscript on Hobart Town
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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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.
|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|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||18 May 2012 02:33|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:32|
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