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Montgomery, Alexander (1893) Glacial action in Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 159-169.

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Through the courtesy of the secretary I have been allowed
to read Mr. Moore's paper on " The discovery of glaciation
in Tasmania " read at the April meeting of the Royal Society,
at which I was unfortunately unable to be present, and have
thus been enabled to prepare a few notes upon it. Having
myself come upon evidences of ice action in February last in
the neighbourhood of Mount Pelion, and being at that time
ignorant of Mr. Moore's discovery four months earlier,
I had intended in any case to submit to the Society a few
observations on the subject of glaciation, and in continuing
the discussion on this important and interesting subject I
shall make a few remarks upon Mr. Moore's paper, and then
pass on to what I saw myself and to a few observations on
more general aspects of the matter. Alexander Montgomery came to Tasmania in 1889 to become Geological Surveyor and who later became Inspector of Mines.

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. 159-169
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: 05 Feb 2013 05:24
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