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A first list of the birds of Maria Island
Legge, William Vincent (1887) A first list of the birds of Maria Island. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 83-97.
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It has occurred to me that something might be done in the pages of our journal towards increasing our knowledge of the distribution of Tasmanian birds. The large islands round our coasts appear to furnish the most interesting fields of observation, and in the present instance Maria Island has been chosen as being a place to which no little attention has of late been drawn in connection with settlement and fertilisation, and where there may some day be a considerable population. The geographical features of the island are such as to be favourable in a large degree to bird life.
|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. 83-97|
|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 00:20|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:45|
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