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Notes on mineral springs of North-West Coast

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Stephens, Thomas (1912) Notes on mineral springs of North-West Coast. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 85-86. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The earliest mention of these springs is in a letter from
Count de Strzelecki, dated about 1840, and published
among the papers of the Tasmanian Society. Of their
constituents Strzelecki says:—"They belong to the class
of carbonated waters, containing carbonic acid gas,
muriatic acid gas, carbonate of soda, chloride of sodium,
sulphate of soda or magnesia, oxide of iron in the state
of a peroxide, and a slight indication of lime. From this
examination, and from experience, I am led to believe that
they are aperient and tonic; they are also sufficiently disgusting
to the palate to pass for highly medicinal."

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. 85-86
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 28 May 2013 23:23
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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