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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Historical note


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Bryden, W (1966) Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Historical note. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 100. pp. 21-26. ISSN 0080-4703

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It is appropriate in this year 1966 when Volume
One Hundred of the Papers and Proceedings of the
Royal Society of Tasmania is to he published that
there should be some review of the development
and growth of the State Museum in Tasmania.
It should not be thought that though this
island State was founded in 1803 when Lt. Bowen,
with the ships "Ocean" and "Lady Nelson",
formed a settlement at Risdon near Hobart, no
Museum was opened until a much later date. Far
is such a thought from the truth, for there is good
reason to believe that as early as 1828, collections
were being made with the thought in mind that
when a Museum was actually opened, the collections
would rest there. In truth we should say that a
Museum was founded as early as 1828, for then
the beginnings of collections of various kinds of
animal and plant life had been started, catalogued
and preserved.

Item Type: Article
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
Page Range: pp. 21-26
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 03:49
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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