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Preliminary note upon the discovery of a number of Tasmanian Aboriginal remains at Eaglehawk Neck.

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Lord, Clive Errol (1918) Preliminary note upon the discovery of a number of Tasmanian Aboriginal remains at Eaglehawk Neck. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 118-119.

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Abstract

On the eve of this issue of the Papers and Proceedings
going to press a singular discovery of Tasmanian
Aboriginal remains was made. Its importance appeared
to the Council of the Society to warrant the publication
of a short preliminary note, and I was accorded the honour
of placing a few facts relating to this discovery on record.
On January 15, 1919, Mr. T. I. Brister called at the
Museum in order to have several pieces of bone identified.
These proved to be human, and as far as could be judged
from the small fragments they appeared to be aboriginal.
Owing to the fact that Mr. Brister stated that there were
numerous similar bones buried in the sand hills where he
had obtained the fragments it was resolved to pay an
immediate visit to the site. Upon arrival at Eaglehawk Neck, in company with Mr. Brister and Mr. W. H. Clemes, I found that a slight
sandslip had occurred on the south-eastern face of one of
the large sand dunes forming Eaglehawk Neck.

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. 118-119
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: 29 Apr 2013 01:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:50
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