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Some geographical notes on a model of the National park at Mt. Field, Tasmania

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Taylor, Griffith (1921) Some geographical notes on a model of the National park at Mt. Field, Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 188-198.

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Abstract

Early in February, 1919, I had the pleasure of visiting
the Tasmanian National Park with a party organised by the
Hon. Secretary to the Park Board. The whole journey was
filled with interest to the geographer, especially as my suspicions
of a glacial topography were abundantly verified by
the fine examples of cirques, moraines, erratics, and glacial
lakes which I identified on the plateau.
I collected topographic data sufficient to construct a
rough contour map (Plate XXIX.), using the reconnaissance
survey of Mr. Propsting and others as a basis. From this on
my return I constructed the model which is illustrated in
Plate XXX. Owing to the pressure of other research, I was
unable to complete a memoir on the glacial features, and
these have since been worked out with great care and success
by Mr. A. N. Lewis, M.C.
There are a few aspects of the problem which do not
appear in his lengthy memoir, and I feel that the geographical
literature of Tasmania is so scanty that these brief
notes may not be out of place.

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. 188-198
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: 11 Dec 2012 22:58
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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