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A reconnaissance of the Corinna-Pieman Heads area-Geomorphology

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Twidale, CR (1957) A reconnaissance of the Corinna-Pieman Heads area-Geomorphology. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 91. pp. 9-18. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The area with which this paper is concerned
largely comprises a plateau of mature, moderately
low relief, the level of which gradually falls to the
west, and which terminates on the seaward side in
a steep scarp slope. At the foot of this scarp is
situated a small and much dissected bench and
slightly below this again is a coastal zone, consisting
mainly of rocky headlands and sandy bayhead
beaches but also, in places, containing dunes
and alluvial flats. Traversing and draining part
of the area is the Pieman River which, quite
apart from being the largest river of the area under
consideration is one of the major water courses of
Tasmania.
The area surveyed is indicated in flgure I, a
location map of the area, and this report is the
result of a brief period of field work during which
traverses were made of typical sections of country,
and examination made of the various geomorphological
units as determined by previous photo-interpretation
of aerial photographs. The units have
been mapped upon aerial photographs but there
is a certain amount of ground survey information
available (Nicolls, K. D. and Taylor, R. personal
communication), and full use has been made of
this.
Much of this paper is occupied with the features
displayed within the actual survey area, but there
are several pertinent and relevant phenomena to
be observed just outside this limited area and these
are cited as evidence where suitable and necessary.

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. 9-18
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 07:50
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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