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Stephens, Thomas (1900) A further note on obsidian buttons. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 42-44.

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Abstract

The occurrence in Tasmania of these singular spheroids
of jet black obsidian, popularly known as "buttons," was
brought under the notice of the Royal Society in 1897,
by Messrs. Twelvetrees and Petterd, who gave a very
full description of the specimens which had come under
their observation, and discussed the various theories
which have been put forward to account for their origin
and distribution.

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. 42-44
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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: 19 Mar 2013 01:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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