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A native burial ground on Charlton estate, near Ross.

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Noetling, Fritz (1908) A native burial ground on Charlton estate, near Ross. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 36-43. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The customs observed by the Aborigines in disposing
of their dead relatives and friends have been most
carefully described in Ling Roth's book on the
Aborigines of Tasmania: Ling Roth, The Aborigines of Tasmania, 2nd ed., Halifax
(England), 1899, pp. 1 16-122.
But in perusing this compilation
anyone must be struck by the rather conflicting
accounts given by different observers.
The earliest, and probably the most trustworthy description
of a native grave is given by Peron: Peron and Freycinet, Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres
Australis, Paris, 1807-1816.
The conclusions
we may, however, draw from this as to earlier history of
mankind are of the greatest importance. We may eonelude
that early man disposed of the dead bodies by
cremation, and that the custom of burying the corpse is
of much later date.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 36-43
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 08 May 2013 06:28
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:50
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