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Notes with respect to the fresh water fishes, and the land and fresh water molluscs of King's Island.

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1887) Notes with respect to the fresh water fishes, and the land and fresh water molluscs of King's Island. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 74-77.

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Abstract

Mr. John Brown, Surveyor, has always taken a commendable interest in matters relating to the natural history of Tasmania, and for many years past he has made valuable collections in remote parts of the island, which have yielded novelties of great interest to science. Recently he has spent some time on King's Island, and at my request has carefully observed the nature of the rocks of this dependency, and has also made up a very interesting series of the same, upon which I shall have pleasure in making some observations on another occasion. He has also made a very interesting collection of the fresh water fishes, together with a typical series of the land and fresh water molluscs. These valuable collections, together with notes of distribution, he has very kindly placed at my disposal, and having examined them I think it best to state the results for the information of the members of this Society, and also in order that they may be made of permanent value to naturalists generally by being placed upon the Society's records. The collection, so far as I have observed, contains four species of fishes, and nine of molluscs.

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. 74-77
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: 04 Dec 2012 00:37
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15635
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