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On the vital statistics of Tasmania, with especial reference to the mortality of children

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Nowell, Edwin Cradock (1875) On the vital statistics of Tasmania, with especial reference to the mortality of children. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 108-126.

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Abstract

In most things Tasmania is at a great disadvantage as
compared with the neighbour colonies. The larger extent of
their territory, the more open nature of the country, their
greater, or reputedly greater mineral wealth, the more profitable
fields for the employment of capital which they have
hitherto offered, have rendered our colony incapable of competing
on equal terms with them in all matters relating to
production, trade, and commerce. The one advantage which
Tasmania does enjoy is her climate; and it seemed to me
that in showing in the fullest and most convincing manner
her superiority in this respect, especially as regards the health
of children, I might be doing some practical service. The
mortality in the towns as compared with the country parts,
was also one of the questions which I proposed to myself to
investigate, and I therefore set about constructing, with the
aid of my assistant, Mr. J. J. Barnard, a series of tables,
intending to embody the results in my statistical report for
last year.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 108-126
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 05:37
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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