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Note on Strzelecki's determinations of heights in Tasmania

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Strzelecki, Paul Edmund (1913) Note on Strzelecki's determinations of heights in Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Messrs. Giblin, Piesse and Hutcliisou, in their paper on
the Heighit of Ben Lomond (ante, pp. 5-14), refer, at p. 13,
to Count Strzelecki's determinations of the heights of several
summits on Ben Lomond.
Couut Strzelecki, in 1841, determined many heights in
Tasmania. These were published in the Tasmanian Journal,
i., 147-9, and afterwards in the work quoted on p. 13. These
heights, though determined with great care by the use of Gav
Lussac's syphon mountain barometers and Wollaston's boiling
point apparatus, dififer considerably from the heights
found subsequently in the trigonometrical survey.

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
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: 03 Jun 2013 00:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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