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The progress of geological research in Tasmania since 1902


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Loftus-Hills, Clive (1921) The progress of geological research in Tasmania since 1902. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 111-146.

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On the occasion of the last meeting of this Association
in Hobart the late W. H. Twelvetrees presented a paper entitled
"The Outlines of the Geology of Tasmania." A period
of eighteen years has elapsed since that paper was prepared,
and a great advance has been made in our knowledge of the
geology of Tasmania during that interval. It, therefore,
seems desirable to take the opportunity afforded by the reassembly
of the Association in Tasmania of summarising
our progress - to take stock of our knowledge and to see what
problems still await solution.
It must be stated at once, however, that in spite of the
great amount of work accomplished during the period under
review, the result, when viewed in relation to the complete
geological survey of Tasmania, is to some extent disheartening.
This was particularly apparent when the preparation
of the Geological Sketch Map of Tasmania was undertaken
in 1914 by the Geological Survey of Tasmania. When there
had been plotted on the base map the geology of the areas of
which geological surveys had been completed, the greater portion
of the State still remained blank, and to produce the
map as ultimately published, the information contained in
R. M. Johnston's original geological map was utilised with
sundry modifications.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Loftus-Hills, Clive
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: pp. 111-146
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

Clive Loftus-Hills (1885-1967), geologist, was born on 31 March 1885 at Deloraine, Tasmania. In 1919-23 as government geologist and director of the Geological Survey, Tasmania, Hills had much to do with the comprehensive survey of the State's coal resources. 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.

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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