Notes on a geological reconnaissance of the lake St. Clair district.

Clemes, William Hall 1924 , 'Notes on a geological reconnaissance of the lake St. Clair district.' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 59-72 .

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Through the courtesy of Messrs. F. B. Cane and G. L.
Propsting, I was enabled to join them in an expedition to Lake
St. Clair in the last week of 1923. The Lake St. Clair Cradle
Mt. Districts have recently been reserved as a Scenic
Reserve, the lower and larger portion of which, extending
from the Derwent Bridge in the south, to the Wallace River
in the north, and comprising approximately 94,000 acres, has
been placed under the control of the National Park Board,
which has shown its fitness to take on the larger responsibility
by the fine work it has already done in the Mt. Field area.
Evidence to confirm certain theories brought forward in
this paper will have to be obtained on some future expedition.
A camp situated at the North-Western end of the lake would
result in the collection of much valuable information. I would
also suggest the obtaining of complete soundings of the lake,
as all record of Mr. Charles Gould's work appears to have
been lost. With the exception of the generation of electricity by
water power, this district has few economic possibilities.
The proposed Hydro-Electric dam in the vicinity of .Mt.
Hobhouse would largely alter the district from a tourist
point of view, and would hinder communication, not only
with Lake St. Clair, but with the West.
There may be some prospect of coal in the vicinity of
Coal Hill.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Clemes, William Hall
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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