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Remarks on the vegetation of King's Island


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von Mueller, Ferdinand (1881) Remarks on the vegetation of King's Island. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 46-48.

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King's Island, situated about halfway between one of the
most southern prominences of the Australian continent and
the most north-western point of Tasmania, has remained, in
reference to its vegetation, almost unknown; for although
this island was discovered, and its shores were mapped fully
80 years ago, very few plants were ever collected there.
Anxious to push on the phytologic investigation of Australia
anywhere, I recently induced Mr. Edw. Spong, who held the position of Lighthouse-keeper at Cape Wickham, to form a
collection of such plants as might be within his reach; and
this endeavour to obtain a scientific insight into the vegetation
there received every encouragement from A. E. Douglas, Esq.,
of the postal department of Hobart, so that now phytographic
comparisons to some extent can be instituted between the
island under consideration and the nearest regions of
Tasmania and Victoria.

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. 46-48
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: 26 Nov 2012 00:38
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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