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A descriptive catalogue of the osteological specimens relating to the Tasmanian aborigines contained in the Tasmanian Museum

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Crowther, WELH and Lord, Clive Errol (1920) A descriptive catalogue of the osteological specimens relating to the Tasmanian aborigines contained in the Tasmanian Museum. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 137-152.

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Abstract

During the course of the preparation of a paper
dealing with certain recent valuable additions to the
Tasmanian Museum it became necessary for us to revise
the complete collection of the osteological specimens relating
to the Tasmanian Aborigines.
This list forms a record of the largest single collection
of osteological remains of the extinct Tasmanian aboriginal
race. It embraces also specimens concerning which
data are being gathered for publication. Again, in the
course of the work additional particulars have been added
to specimens already described in part. As will be seen,
with the exception of the researches of Harper and Clarke
and later of Berry and Robertson on certain of the crania
included in this list, none of the specimens have been
described. Even the complete skeleton of Trucanini (the
last of her race) remains to be measured and the indices
to be tabulated.
Yet again, four more crania, the property of various
gentlemen and hitherto and undescribed, have been located.
It is the intention of the authors to proceed steadily with
the work of describing in detail the more important of
the specimens included in this list, together with the
additional crania mentioned above.

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: pp. 137-152
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

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: 13 Dec 2012 03:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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