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A rectification in the cartography of North-East Tasmania

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Legge, William Vincent (1913) A rectification in the cartography of North-East Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 76-80. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The so-called Saddleback is one of the tor-mountains
eminently characteristic of the N.E. plateau of Tasmania,
which is the main divide for the river system in that part
of the State. Like its adjacent neighbour, Ben Nevis, it
rises from the southern edge of the plateau, though its spurs
running in that directioaa descend to the foot of the upland
and join with the ranges flanking the north bank of the
South Esk. The mountain takes the form of a short ridge
with an axis lying about south-west—north-east, its
structure being like that of the other plateau-mountains,
diabase. The eastern face is precipitous, and towers over
the Ringarooma-Mathinna track, which passes it at an elevation
of about 2,200 feet, and not far from the base.

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. 76-80
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: 02 Jun 2013 23:56
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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