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Notes of an excursion to Cummings's Head and the falls of the Meander, on the western mountains, Tasmania

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Archer, William (1870) Notes of an excursion to Cummings's Head and the falls of the Meander, on the western mountains, Tasmania. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 54-61.

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Abstract

Accompauied by a friend and two servants I started on the morning of May lOth, 1848, for an excursion to Cummings's Head, a spur of the Western Mountains near Cheshunt, with the intention of visiting the falls of the Meander River, which I had seen before in the summer, when a mere silvery thread of water was all of them that was visible. We hoped at this season to find a large stream flowing over the dark basaltic rocks of the mountain side. Our provisions consisted of 41b. of cold meat, 12lb. of bread, 3lb. of rice, 5lb, of sugar, and 3/4 lb. of tea; and we took with us an opossum-skin rug, a pair of blankets, and a light tent weighing 33/4lb.—besides the usual accompaniments of matches, knives, tomahawk, &c.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 54-61
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15054
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