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Notes on the habits of the extinct Tasmanian race No. 2


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Crowther, William L 1926 , 'Notes on the habits of the extinct Tasmanian race No. 2' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 165-169 .

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The Manuscript from which the following extracts were
taken was found among the papers of the Rev. R. Knopwood
after his death at Rokeby. It is not in his well known
large script.The manuscript is unsigned and incomplete.
The writer describes the Natives as one
who has evidently seen much of them at first hand, and his
description of their habits agrees very closely with that of
other observers. There is no clue to the writer's identity.
The MS. is of four pages small quarto and written on both
front and back. I am much indebted to J. W. Beattie, Esq.,
of Hobart, for permission to make these extracts, as the
MS. is part of his unique eollection of early Tasmanian
material. The interest of the description is twofold: describing
as it does, firstly, the daily routine of the Natives, and,
secondly, some of the measures proposed or actually tried, in
order to control or conciliate them.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Crowther, William L
Keywords: Crowther, Sir William E.L.H., Crowther, William Edward Lodewyk Hamilton, 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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