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Notes on the geology of Wineglass Bay


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Clemes, William Hall (1919) Notes on the geology of Wineglass Bay. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 18-21.

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During a recent visit to Wineglass Bay I was enabled
to make a cursory examination of the neighbourhood, and,
as the locality has not been described in any detail, a few
notes may be useful as a guide to future workers.
Wineglass or Thouin Bay is situated on the eastern
side of the isthmus joining Freycinet Peninsula to Schouten
Main, which, together with Schouten Island, form the
eastern boundary of Oyster or Fleurieu Bay. The whole
consists of a magnificent series of granite peaks, extending
for 12 miles in a north and south direction, the highest
Mount Freycinet, rising to the height of 2,014ft. above
the sea. This granite occurs in a meridional line, extending
from Flinders Island to the Hippolyte Rocks, off Tasman
Peninsula, and is contemporaneous with the granite
massils of the West Coast. It is to be found penetrating
all rocks earlier than the Permo-Carboniferous, but has
not been seen intrusive in strata of a later age.

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. 18-21
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: 02 Jan 2013 04:52
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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