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Port Davey in 1875 with diagrams
Scott, James Reid (1875) Port Davey in 1875 with diagrams. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 94-107.
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At the present time Port Davey supplies Hobart Town with the great bulk of the timber known as "Huon Pine" [Dacrydium franklinii], and has done so for several years back. That port may indeed be said to be the chief seat of the pine-getting industry in Tasmania, Macquarie Harbour being deserted, and the Pieman, Picton, and Craycroft, worked to a very limited extent, if at all. The pines obtained on the Forth and Dove Rivers are, I believe, of a different species [Athrotaxis selaginoides] called "pencil pine," or "King William Pine."
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 94-107|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Additional Information:||James Reid Scott (1839-1877), explorer and politician, was born on 1 April 1839 at Earlston, Berwick, Scotland, elder son of Thomas Scott and his wife Ann, née Reid.From 1873 Scott gave much time to exploration, made several visits to lesser-known areas of the west and south-west, and prepared a number of papers for the Royal Society of Tasmania, to which he had been elected a fellow in 1868. 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:||02 Nov 2012 02:25|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:44|
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