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Additional discoveries of Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania

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Reid, Owen 1954 , 'Additional discoveries of Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 88 , pp. 273-278 .

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Abstract

In 1949 Mr. A, L. Meston informed me of the existence of aboriginal rock carvings near Nubeena on Tasman's Peninsula. He had visited the site some years earlier but had not been able to revisit them, As he had mis-laid his chart, only an approximate location could be given, After several visits to the area rock workings were found on the southern slope of a high dolerite ridge known locally as "Billy Blue".
They were ona large sand-stone rock measuring approximately sixty yards long and four yards wide. It faced west and was on the eastern bank of a creek bed which, though normally dry, has a permanent soakage
at its mouth some fifty yards below the carved rock. At a distance of fifteen yards seawards from the main rock surface is a smaller one measuring about twenty feet square which has several carved figures on its upper surface. Some of these resemble kangaroo tracks while others are leaf-like depressions up to ten inches in length.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Reid, Owen
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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