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Tentative list of the navigators who visited Van Diemen's Land prior to September 1803.

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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.

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Abstract

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.

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. 259-263
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: 05 Dec 2012 01:25
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15622
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