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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, 144. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0080-4703

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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
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
Page Range: pp. 1-13
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 01:31
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:48
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