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Report of the late successful experiment for the introduction of Salmon ova and Sea Trout ova to Tasmania

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Allport, Morton (1866) Report of the late successful experiment for the introduction of Salmon ova and Sea Trout ova to Tasmania. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 39-42.

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Abstract

On the 8th day of February last the ship Lincolnshire left Plymouth bound for Melbourne, having on board about 103,000 salmon and 15,000 sea trout ova stowed in an icehouse of rather larger capacity, but of much the same construction as that built in the ship Norfolk for the same purpose two years ago. The whole of the arrangements for shipping were superintended by Mr. James A. Youl, who again exhibited the determined zeal upon which so much depended in the former experiment. The method of packing the ova in the boxes, and the boxes in the ice-house, has been so thoroughly explained to the Fellows of this Society in the account given of the former experiment that I need not again give the details. After a rather long passage of 79 days, the Lincolnshire arrived in Hobson's Bay, on the 30th of April last, the ova and ice were at once transhipped to the steamship Victoria, again most liberally placed at the disposal of the Tasmanian Salmon Commissioners by the Victorian Government, and arrived in the Derwent on the 4th May, and by 8 p.m. on the following day the last of the ova were placed in the hatching boxes at the Plenty, the water, by the help of the remaining ice, being reduced to 4.5 Fahr.

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. 39-42
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: 20 Oct 2012 02:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15232
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