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The West Coast range, Tasmania: mountains and geological giants

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Baillie, PW 2010 , 'The West Coast range, Tasmania: mountains and geological giants' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 144 , pp. 1-13 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.144.1.

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Abstract

It has long been believed that, with the exception of mounts Sorell and Strahan, the peaks of the West Coast Range, western Tasmania, were named by Charles Gould, first Tasmanian Government Geologist, during his three epic journeys to the region undertaken between 1860 and 1862. Although the peaks were named after nineteenth-century men of outstanding achievement in science, all Fellows of the Geological Society of London, only four (Murchison, Sedgwick, Lyell and Owen) were named by Gould at the time of his journeys and two (Huxley and Jukes) were probably named by him at a later time. Three other peaks (Darwin, Geikie and Read) and the Tyndall Range were named directly or indirectly by Thomas Bather Moore.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Baillie, PW
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library, topographic nomenclature. western Tasmania, history. Charles Gould, Thomas Bather Moore, Geological Society of London
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.144.1
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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