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On the vital statistics of Tasmania, with especial reference to the mortality of children

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Nowell, Edwin Cradock (1875) On the vital statistics of Tasmania, with especial reference to the mortality of children. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 108-126.

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Abstract

In most things Tasmania is at a great disadvantage as compared with the neighbour colonies. The larger extent of their territory, the more open nature of the country, their greater, or reputedly greater mineral wealth, the more profitable fields for the employment of capital which they have hitherto offered, have rendered our colony incapable of competing on equal terms with them in all matters relating to production, trade, and commerce. The one advantage which Tasmania does enjoy is her climate; and it seemed to me that in showing in the fullest and most convincing manner her superiority in this respect, especially as regards the health of children, I might be doing some practical service. The mortality in the towns as compared with the country parts, was also one of the questions which I proposed to myself to investigate, and I therefore set about constructing, with the aid of my assistant, Mr. J. J. Barnard, a series of tables, intending to embody the results in my statistical report for last year.

Item Type: Article
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. 108-126
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: 07 Nov 2012 05:37
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15330
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