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Experiences of a settler in the early days of Van Diemen's Land

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Hudspeth, Wilfred Hugh (1935) Experiences of a settler in the early days of Van Diemen's Land. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The Reverend John West, author of The History of Tasmania, writing in 1852, made these observations (p. 66): 'The landing of settlers, direct from Great Britain, was an important event: their efforts were experiments, and their achievements were prophetic. The political philosopher may trace, in their errors, trials, and successes, the lessons afforded by experience for the instruction of nations. The rapid advance of civilization tends to underrate the first efforts of our predecessors.

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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 04:23
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14391
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