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The improvement of the Queen's Domain


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Crouch, Ernest J (1881) The improvement of the Queen's Domain. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 33-36.

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This is not the first time that the subject on which I intend to read a paper (namely, the Queen's Domain, and suggestions for its improvement) has been before your Society. I may mention that this matter was brought before your notice in the year 1875, when it was very warmly discussed by the public at that time, and several letters were read before your Society; still, I regret to say, very little has been done since then to beautify a spot that is certainly so well adapted to be a park and recreation ground for the people, though in 1880 light was once more thrown on the subject, for a petition was numerously signed by many influential citizens, and laid before the House, when, through the exertions of members of the same, the sum of £200 was voted for improvements in the Domain; still nothing of any importance up to the present time has been done to effect the desired improvements. I, therefore, feel it my duty to again attempt to awake the interest of the public in this national undertaking, and hope that from any discussion which may take place after the reading of this paper some practical and lasting results will follow.

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. 33-36
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: 23 Nov 2012 02:13
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
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