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A first list of the birds of Maria Island

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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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Abstract

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.

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. 83-97
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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