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Bromby, Charles Henry (1878) Water supply in relation to disease. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 56-62.

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When we consider that water covers some four-fifths of the
surface of the earth, and that the health of men depends
upon its free and lavish use; when we consider again that,
though the vast reservoirs of water are, for a wise purpose,
salt and useless for drinking purposes, Nature has taken upon
herself the work of a great distiller, we may well deplore
the folly and apathy of communities of men who allow what
was offered to them for their benefit to return thanklessly
in waste to the ocean from whence it came. Nature has
made the clouds her carriers of the purest distilled water,
which has left all its salts behind, and then deposits her
precious burden in the form of snow, or sleet, or rain, upon
the tops of the mountain ranges and table-lands.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records, His Lordship the Bishop of Tasmania
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 56-62
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 16 Nov 2012 01:17
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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