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Notes on the geology of lake St. Clair and its immediate neighbourhood, together with observations regarding the probable origin of our numerous Tasmanian lakes and tarns

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1893) Notes on the geology of lake St. Clair and its immediate neighbourhood, together with observations regarding the probable origin of our numerous Tasmanian lakes and tarns. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 135-146.

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Abstract

Apart from the unrivalled beauty of the scenery, there is
nothing particular in the geological features of Lake St.
Clair and its immediate neighbourhood, which is not common
to and far more perfectly represented by nearly all the
elevated greenstone mountains and plateaux, which form the
most familiar physiographic features of the greater part of
Tasmanian landscape. The great elevated greenstone plateau
of Tasmania—which occupies so large a portion of our
island, and not only embraces the Lake St. Clair region, but
also includes the greater portion of our notable mountain
peaks and bosses—is of the most uniform and simple
character, of which the following divisions, where perfect
sections are disclosed, may be regarded as more or less
constant and typical, taken in ascending order

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. 135-146
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: 05 Feb 2013 02:22
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:48
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