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Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania. Part II


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Meston, Archibald Lawrence 1932 , 'Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania. Part II' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 1-6 .

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On the 13th of July last year I read a paper before the
Society in which I described some aboriginal rock carvings
on the Mersey Bluff, near Devonport. In this paper I propose
to describe another series of aboriginal carvings.
These I discovered in December, 1931, on the west coast,
90 miles, as the crow flies, from those at Devonport.
These carvings are not only intensely interesting in themselves,
but are important, in that they provide further evidence
of aboriginal art. In many respects they differ from
those near Devonport. The latter are in diabase, are cut
on horizontal faces, and in the main exist as units; whereas
the west coast carvings are in a friable calcareous sandstone,
are cut without any respect to the surface plane, and
are massed together, sometimes in rude geometric designs.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Meston, Archibald Lawrence
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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