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