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On the state of the surveys in Tasmania


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McIntyre, George (1882) On the state of the surveys in Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 145-150.

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At recent meetings of the Royal Society the question of the present state of the surveys in Tasmania and the best methods to be adopted for placing them upon a sound basis was under discussion, and various suggestions were made on the subject. Subsequently, on the 27th October, a letter was published in The Mercury under the heading " Field Surveyors," which was intended as a reply to the unfavourable comments which had been made upon the existing survey system. This letter was signed by Mr. J. E. Calder, a gentleman who for several years held the office of Surveyor-General for Tasmania, and is therefore entitled to consideration as dealing with a subject with which it is only reasonable to assume he is well acquainted. Statements, however, are made and reasoning’s adopted which are open to criticism; while the general impression conveyed to the mind of the unprofessional reader amounts to this : — That the surveys of Tasmania are as good as it is possible to make them in a timbered and rugged country, and that a trigonometrical survey is practically useless. Mr. George McIntyre, was an Authorised and Licensed Surveyor, from Christchurch, New Zealand.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 145-150
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 21:57
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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