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Legge, William Vincent (1902) Contribution to the Physiography of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 138-142.

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Abstract

Pine Island is one of the five or six islets which, at wide
intervals, dot the surface of the magnificent sheet of water
known as the Great Lake.
Considering the shallowness of its waters and its extremely
irregular outline, it is singular that there are so few islands
in this lake. Those that do exist are all of small area.
Pine Island is situated in the north-eastern corner of the
great bend of the lake, the eastern shore of which skirts
the foot of the so-called " Sand-bank Tier," a rugged talus-strewn
range, about 4 miles in length. The local name
has its origin in the sandy shore which bounds this
part, and along which the water is remarkably shallow,
running out for about half a mile, with a depth of not
more than a couple of feet.

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. 138-142
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: 12 Mar 2013 04:45
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:49
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