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On the trigonometrical survey of Van Diemen's Land.

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Cotton, Hugh Calveley (1855) On the trigonometrical survey of Van Diemen's Land. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 3. pp. 82-107.

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Abstract

On the 21st April, 1852, Major Cotton, Deputy Surveyor-General of VDL made a report on the measurements
of the two Base Lines, and the result of the connecting
Triangulation, of which the following is a copy. I must mention further, that while all the triangles
have been calculated by two or more different computers,
those for the latitudes and bearings have not yet gone
through this proof, having been only done by myself, and
by formulae not giving the most minute results, but such
merely as I consider commensurate with the degree of accuracy
to be expected from the character of the observations. Major Cotton appointed deputy surveyor general in Van Diemen's Land and arrived in Hobart on the Derwent with his wife, children, and five Scottish servants on 10 November 1842.

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. 82-107
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 The Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 23:50
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 23:50
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