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