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Notes on a collection of plant impressions from the Henty River - Lower Coal Measures

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1891) Notes on a collection of plant impressions from the Henty River - Lower Coal Measures. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 11-13.

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Abstract

Until very recently we were ignorant of the existence of the
extension of members of the Carboniferous Rocks to the west of
the Eldon Bluff. About six months ago I received a collection of
fossils from Mr. T. P. H. Jones, taken from a deposit extending
eastward along the northern side of the Henty River, commencing
at its junction with its tributary, The Badger, and
apparently occupying a patch of about 4 miles square, lying
between these rivers eastward of the fork. Mr. Jones states
that he has traced some of its members' forming a narrow
curved strip bending northwards towards, and nearly approaching
the vicinity of Mount Dundas. I received a collection
of Lower Coal Measure plants, containing some of the finest
examples of Glossopteris browniana that I have yet seen in
Tasmania. One of these is nearly perfect, and must have
been originally 14 inches in length, having a breadth of 2|
inches at its greatest diameter.

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. 11-13
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: 25 Jan 2013 00:24
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:47
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