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Crawford, Andrew (1885) Australia or Australasia. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. cxlv-cxlvii.

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I doubt not it will have been noticed by many that in the
numerous despatches and telegrams that of late have been passing
between the Imperial Government and the Australian Governments
relative to federation, two words constantly appear as designating this
portion of the globe "Australia" and "Australasia," and they seem to
be used by all parties alike as convertible terms, frequently presenting
themselves in the same document as, if so used, for the purpose
of avoiding tautology. A little reflection, however, will show that
these terms are by no means one and the same.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: cxlv-cxlvii
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: 29 Nov 2012 21:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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