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Moore-Robinson, John (1921) Tasmanian state records. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 156-165.
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A careful consideration of all facts concerned compels
the belief that, ranking in prime importance among State
functions, is a proper preservation of State Records. Other
processes being normally in a continual state of progression
or development, can never share the innate quality of
Records. Records do not develop - they are the imprint of
current events. They stand alone in the world of Science.
Records have not been well treated by Australia since
she took her place among the living entities of the earth.
It is the exception to find important Records explicit and
reliable. For instance, the very date of Captain Cook's discovery
of the N.S.W. coast is now called in question, owing
to an alleged error by the Great Navigator in his calculations
in crossing the 180th Meridian, while sailing westward from
Tahiti in 1770. It is true that December 1st, 1642, has never
been challenged as the day on which Tasman cast anchor
on Tasmania's coast; yet many different dates have been
assigned to Bowen's Settlement at Risdon in 1833.
|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. 156-165|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
John Moore-Robinson (1873-1935), a journalist and historian, was secretary to the Tasmanian Tourist Association 1912-1914, and Librarian-Publicity Officer in the Chief Secretary's Department 1920-1925.
|Date Deposited:||10 Dec 2012 04:04|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:46|
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