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McClymont, James R (1886) History of Australian geography, II — Tasmania and New Zealand on the dauphin and other MS. maps. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 185-189. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

[The first of these papers appeared in the volume for 1885,
p. 407, and should have been described "History of Australian
Geography, I.—Edel's Land, De Witt's Land, and
Carpentaria."]
On a recent occasion, when I had the honour of addressing
this Society on the Portuguese Discovery of Australia, I
anticipated the composition of this paper by stating that, in
my opinion, no satisfactory explanation of the south-eastern
portion of the Dauphin map (Add. MS. 5. 413. Brit. Museum)
had been given. Mr. Major and Mr. Petherick have
advanced conflicting opinions—a fact which may, perhaps,
excuse my temerity in differing from so highly reputed an
authority as theirs.
To sum up, I submit that the assumption of the theoretical
character of the line from 'Baye Neufve' to 'C. de Fremose' is justified by the analogy of other such lines on the
same map, and reconciles a greater number of discrepancies
than any other assumption. The outline map, which accompanies this paper was drawn
by Mr. John McCance, F.R.A.S., to whom I gratefully
acknowledge my obligation.

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. 185-189
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: 24 Jun 2013 01:40
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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