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Notes on some species of Tasmanian birds
Legge, William Vincent (1874) Notes on some species of Tasmanian birds. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 31-36.
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With a view of contributing towards the information already possessed concerning our Tasmanian birds, I venture to offer for the perusal of those members of our Society who take an interest in ornithology, a few remarks on some of the most noteworthy of the species frequenting the district I have been residing in. There is up to the present time a great lack of published matter relating to the habits, economy, and natural history in general, of Australian birds. Gould's great work, excelling to a high degree in some points, while it is deficient in others, is a mere foundation for future naturalists to work on.
|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. 31-36|
|Additional Information:||LEGGE, WILLIAM VINCENT (1841-1918), soldier and scientist, was born on 2 September 1841 at Cullenswood, near St Marys, Van Diemen's Land, son of Robert Vincent Legge (d.1891) 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:||19 Oct 2012 03:30|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:43|
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