Tentative list of the navigators who visited Van Diemen's Land prior to September 1803.
McClymont, James R (1884) Tentative list of the navigators who visited Van Diemen's Land prior to September 1803. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 259-263.
List of navigators who visited Van Diemen's Land prior to September 1803.
My object in reading this list of early navigators is mainly
to call attention to the paucity of information within our
reach regarding geographical discovery in Tasmania.
I choose September 1803 as a limit, partly because it is
the date of arrival of the first colonization party and is
therefore a convenient historical landmark, partly because it approximates the period at which finality in the delineation
of the Tasmanian coast-line was attained by the determination
of the peninsular character of the Ile d' Abel-Tasman of
Dentrecasteaux, and by the discovery of Geographe Strait—finality, at least, so far as explorers from without
the colony were concerned.
|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.|
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
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