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Lord, Clive Errol 1927 , 'The south coast and Port Davey, Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 1-16 .

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On 13th September, 1875, the late Hon. J. R. Scott read
a paper (Scott, P. & P. Roy. Soc. Tas., 1875) before this
Society describing Port Davey.The remarks made in the present instance are the outcome
of two brief visits to this area. In January, 1926, I
visited the South Coast as far as New Harbour in my own
yacht Telopea.
That the south-west offers scope for development cannot
be denied. In the past it has seen two industries-whaling
and pining--both of which have ceased owing to the extravagant
methods pursued by those in charge of the industries
concerned. With the object lesson afforded by those examples
before us, the future exploitation of other industries may
well be conducted in a far better manner.
The south-west region is to-day practically in its natural
To-day there are prospects
of the dawn of a new era of activity. With the advances
which have been made concerning the importance of
economic zoology, and other branches of nature, it is to be
hoped that the future development of the area may be carried
out with due regard to the scientific and economic importance
of the proper conservation of our natural resources.
If this is done, the future history of this wonderland of the
west should be far brighter than its records of the last century.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lord, Clive Errol
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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