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The magnetic survey of Tasmania


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Hogg, EG (1900) The magnetic survey of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 81-88.

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Read before the Royal Society of Tasmania,
13 August, 1900.
Section 1. The History of Magnetic Observation in Tasmania.
Section II. Magnetic work in Victoria and New Zealand.
Section III. The work of the proposed Survey.
From its southerly latitude, its situation relative to the
great land-mass of Australia, and its position almost in
antipodes to Great Britain, Tasmania is eminently fitted
as a station for magnetic observations, and, recognising
this, the Royal Society of London, in the early forties,
fitted out a complete survey party, with the latest form
of instruments, to investigate, under the superintendence
of Lieut. Kay, R.N., the magnetic elements of Tasmania,
and to determine the rate of variation of these elements.

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. 81-88
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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: 15 Apr 2013 01:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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