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On the technology of a beet sugar factory, for working up the produce of five hundred acres of beet.

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Barnard, James (1872) On the technology of a beet sugar factory, for working up the produce of five hundred acres of beet. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 57-64.

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Abstract

In tracing the history of any great enterprise,it will rarely appear that success has been attained all at once, but in most instances the progress gained has been slow and gradual;and it has generally been found to be a work of time to wear down prejudices, alter the course of habitual thought and practice, as well as to overcome that vis inertiae which is opposed to all innovation and change. The cultivation of the White or Silesian Beet, with its many attendant advantages in relation to agriculture, and as a sugar-producing root, has proved no exception to this ordinary experience. In support of this, it may be well, before passing on to the particular object of this paper, to draw attention to what has been done towards the establishment of the important industry now under consideration.

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. 57-64
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: 05 Oct 2012 02:27
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15159
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