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Stephens, Thomas (1873) The Mersey coal measures. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 36-38.

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Abstract

All who are interested in the progress of Tasmania must
regret the discontinuance of the geological survey, and the
more so because there are so few here who have at the same
time the inclination and the opportunity of prosecuting what
is certainly, in a new country, the most important branch of
scientific investigation. It is a commonly prevalent notion
that there is nothing to be done in the way of geological discovery
in the settled districts of Tasmania; whereas the fact
is that, excepting reports on special districts, we have no
information of any practical value which can be made available
for the guidance of an intelligent prospector; and even these
are deprived of much of their intended usefulness by reason of
the interruption of the survey before it was possible to establish
a satisfactory connection between the formations examined in
various parts of the colony.

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. 36-38
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 12 Oct 2012 04:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
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