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Notes on the history of the Central Plateau


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Stancombe, GH (1972) Notes on the history of the Central Plateau. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, The La. pp. 141-152. ISSN 0080-4703

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The first approach to this region was made by Lieut. Laycock in 1807 when, with several men, he ascended the Lake River to Wood's Lake and proceeded to the Derwent along the Clyde. Thomas Toombs, a ticket-of-leaver informed Calder the surveyor, years after the event, that he had seen the Great Lake in 1815. No doubt, many such men, attracted to the wild, lonely plateau came hunting for the more elusive creatures, thought to be living there.

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. 141-152
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Edited by M.R. Banks. - Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 05:28
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
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