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The River Derwent: Note upon the flood of 23rd September, 1884.
Mault, Alfred (1884) The River Derwent: Note upon the flood of 23rd September, 1884. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 256-257.
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It may be useful to put upon record a few observations
upon the late flood in the River Derwent.
Residents in the valley above New Norfolk say that the
flood of the 23rd of last month was higher than any seen
since the great flood of 1863.
I should say that at the
height of the flood on the 23rd September about nine
million tons of water were passing every hour, about 21
times the mean hourly flow of 430,000 tons.
|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. 256-257|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
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:||30 Nov 2012 03:27|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:45|
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