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The concave stone implements of the Tasmanian aborigines

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Horne, George (1921) The concave stone implements of the Tasmanian aborigines. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 182-187.

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Abstract

The following paper seeks to deal with these implements as they are found in Tasmania, and to institute a comparison with those found in S.E. Victoria. This is the last part of Australia to be united to Tasmania, and here, if anywhere, resemblances should be found. When we take into consideration the daily life of the aboriginal, a considerable part must have been spent in the making, smoothing, sharpening, and maintaining of his wooden weapons. These were two in number - the spear and the throwing stick. All the secondary or finishing work on them was done with the concave stone implements. Article includes illustrations.

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. 182-187
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: 11 Dec 2012 22:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15779
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