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Andrew, James (1889) Notes on Angora goat farming. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 31-38.

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This is not the first occasion on which the advantages and profits of Angora goat farming have been brought under the notice of the Royal Society of Tasmania, but as fifteen years have elapsed since the late Mr. John Swan read a paper on the subject, and the Honorary Secretary, Dr. Agnew, laid upon the table a letter with covering correspondence from the British Consul at Angora, giving particulars of the industry as conducted in Asia Minor, I may be excused for re-opening the question. Enquiries I have made to ascertain particulars of the Angora goats still remaining in Tasmania have not been successful. There is some reason for suspecting that attempts previously made here, and perhaps in the other colonies, to establish the industry have not been so successful as otherwise might have been the case, owing to the goats having been kept on open grass country. This is clearly a mistake. Rough, mountainous and scrubby ground is far more suitable, and it is with a view to encourage the occupation of such districts and so assist to a small extent in developing the natural resources of the colony that I venture to recommend the farming of Angora goats as an industry quite worth a patient and careful trial.

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. 31-38
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: 10 Dec 2012 02:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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