A further note on the topography of Lake Fenton and district, National Park of Tasmania
Lewis, Arndell Neil (1922) A further note on the topography of Lake Fenton and district, National Park of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 32-39.
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Visits to the Mt. Field Plateau since compiling my previous
paper (Lewis, 1921) have confirmed all the observations
therein contained, especially as amplified and explained
by Professor Griffith Taylor, D.Sc. (Taylor, 1921).
Lake Fenton is a paradox. It lies about 3,400 feet
above sea level, almost at the top of a mountain ridge in
the drainage basin of the Broad River. But the outlet, instead
of draining down the slope of the hill to the river,
breaks through the main ridge of the plateau in a gorge
500 feet deep into the Tyenna Valley. The lake is clearly
of glacial origin, but the reason for the direction of its overflow
requires further explanation.
|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, Lake Fenton|
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