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Stevenson, PC 2009 , 'H.M.S. Beagle in Tasmanian waters' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 143, no. 2 , pp. 105-116 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.143.2.105.

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Abstract

A photocopy of the log of H.M.S. Beagle from 1-22 February 1836 was examined and a transcription made from the handwritten script. The import of the column headings is explained, and comments are made on the course, navigation, the winds encountered, the weather, the sail handling, and the ship handling during the period at sea, and while in harbour in Hobart Town. An attempt w,rs made to derive the synoptic weather situation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Stevenson, PC
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library, Darwin, Hobart Town, sail handling ship handeling, Charles Darwin, Fitzroy, Beagle
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.143.2.105
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