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General observations regarding the classification of the upper Palaeozoic and Mesozoic rocks of Tasmania, together with a full description of all the known Tasmanian coal plants, including a considerable number of new species.

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1885) General observations regarding the classification of the upper Palaeozoic and Mesozoic rocks of Tasmania, together with a full description of all the known Tasmanian coal plants, including a considerable number of new species. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 343-387.

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Abstract

The two systems for the purposes of this paper are grouped as one under the term Carboniferous system. By common consent the name given to this system, in Europe especially, applies to a vast series of rocks, well represented in every division of the globe, composed principally of alternating beds of sandstone, shale, fireclay, ironstone, coal, and limestone.

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. 343-387
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: 27 Nov 2012 23:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15573
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