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A preliminary sketch of the glacial remains preserved in the National Park of Tasmania

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Lewis, Arndell Neil (1921) A preliminary sketch of the glacial remains preserved in the National Park of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 16-36.

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Abstract

This paper is offered as a preliminary and very general
sketch of the district described, upon which more detailed
examinations of separate sections may be based. The
author cannot at present offer a complete geology of the
National Park of Tasmania. Its size, ruggedness, and general
inaccessibility, aided by the usually inclement weather
of the mountains, make the task difficult, and demand a
far greater expenditure of time than has been available
up to the present. Much of the Park is still unexplored,
and parts were first visited that some of the information
contained in this paper might be gleaned. But an
outline description is urgently needed, firstly as a frame
into which more detailed investigations may be fitted, secondly,
for the information of visitors, who, in annually
Increasing numbers, spend holidays on the Park's highlands,
and also as an assistance to the parties who are now
inspecting this region in connection with water supply questions.
As far as can be ascertained, the glacial remains on
the Mt. Field ranges have never been described. They do
not appear to have been observed, or at least their existence
recorded, before the proclamation of the area as a National
Park. There is, therefore, no previous literature on the subject
to which to refer.

Supplementary note printed at pages 177 – 179:
Since publishing these statements my attention has been
drawn to a paper, entitled "Climatic Cycles," published by
Dr. (now Professor) Griffith Taylor, of the University of
Sydney, in the American Geographical Review of December,
1919, in which, at pp. 292-3, he mentions the existence of
glacial remains, cirques, moraines, etc., in the National Park,
and also to the fact that an outline of the subject was
compiled by the same author in January, 1919, for inclusion
in a Tourist Department guide book, which, however, has
not yet been published.
Includes photographs, maps and supplementary note

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. 16-36
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 04:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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