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James Meehan's survey of Hobart Town in 1811

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Bolt, F (1981) James Meehan's survey of Hobart Town in 1811. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 115. pp. 5-18. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

During his visit to Hobart Town in 1811, Governor Macquarie instructed Acting Surveyor James Meehan to make a design for the layout of this small but growing settle­-ment on the shores of the Derwent River. The field notes of Meehan's survey work executed as a result of these instructions were recently rediscovered and were analysed and plotted by the author, enabling him to show in map form his interpretation of these survey notes. The resulting map portrays an interesting picture of Hobart Town during the Collins period which is not complete. This interpretation of Meehan's survey notes may encourage further studies.

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. 5-18
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 27 May 2012 23:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:36
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14130
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