History of Australian tertiary geology
Tenison Woods, Julian Edmund (1876) History of Australian tertiary geology. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 76-78.
The first person to call attention to the tertiary formations of Australia
was Capt. Flinders, who, in his survey of the south coast in
1802, noticed the fossiliferous cliffs of the Australian Bight. He
imagined them to have been derived from some vast coral reef.
Tertiary geology as such was not then known. In 1829 Capt. Sturt
traced down the Murray River, and in doing so came to a portion
bounded on each side by high limestone cliffs, which were one
mass of fossils, many of which converted into selenite. He
identified some of those collected with European forms, and though
in this he was mistaken, yet he was correct in designating the
formation as tertiary.
|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.|
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