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Present and future prospects of timber in Tasmania

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Heyn, William (1901) Present and future prospects of timber in Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 21-37.

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Abstract

Paper read by W. Heyn, Timber Department, Admiralty Harbour
Works, Dover, at a Meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
29th April, 1901.To give you some idea of the magnitude of this
work, only as far as the timber required in its construction
is concerned, I give you the quantities which can be
regarded as the minimum required before it is completed
:—Hardwoods, principally greenheart and rockelm,
25,000 cubic feet, and softwood, pitch-pine, redwood,
&c., 75,000 cubic feet for permanent work; and
for merely temporary staging, 550,000 cubic feet bluegum
and other hardwood; and pitch pine, &c., for superstructure,
700,000 cubic feet; so that an undertaking
which will consume some 27,000 to 30,000 loads, or
1,500,000 cubic feet, in its construction, is not a matter
which any timber-producing country can regard with
indifference.

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. 21-37
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: 15 Apr 2013 01:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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