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On certain types of stones used by the Aborigines

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Dove, Hamilton Stuart (1910) On certain types of stones used by the Aborigines. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 259-264. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

There are in North-west Tasmania two distinct types
of the Aboriginal relics, usually called Hammer or
Pounding Stones, but regarded by Dr. Fritz Noetling as
"sacred" or "magic" emblems. The photographs of
several in Dr. Noetling's collection appeared in an early
issue of the "Tasmanian Naturalist," also in the "Weekly
Courier," Launceston, of September 19th, 1907.
The stones of type 1 are thick and heavy, usually
convex on both surfaces. Those of type 2 are thinner
and lighter, usually flat on both surfaces. If any convexity
exists it is very slght. Both kinds are more or less
circular in outline, but very frequently are longer in one
diameter than the other, and the thickness often varies
when taken at different portions of the circumference.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 259-264
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 15 May 2013 05:29
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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