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Further discoveries of glaciation, west coast, Tasmania


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Moore, Thomas Bather (1894) Further discoveries of glaciation, west coast, Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 56-65.

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Through the courtesy of Messrs. E. J. Dunn, R. M.
Johnston, and A. Morton I have received the two former
gentlemen's and Mr. Montgomery's papers of last year on
First I shall make a few comments on these papers, then
relate my own experiences since writing on this interesting
and important subject.
Both Messrs. Johnston and Montgomery take exception to
my giving Mr. Dunn the honour of being the discoverer of
land glaciation in Tasmania. I was quite aware that evidences
of boulders, etc., transported by floating ice had been discovered,
and surmises made that land glaciation had existed,
but I still think that Mr. Dunn was (to use Mr. Montgomery's
own words) "the first to bring forward indisputable proofs"
of prehistoric glaciers, and this was my meaning when I wrote
last year.
With regard to former discoveries enumerated in Mr.
Johnston's list of " Principal Sources of Reference," I might
rank as one of the early discoverers of evidences, although
not mentioned in this list. For in 1883 I visited Lake Dixon,
and also passed over Painters Plains, and was struck by the
number of scattered granite and greenstone boulders and large
boulders of the latter rock resting on the summit of Artist
Hill and other prominent heights ; also similar evidences all
through the Collingwood Valley.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Moore, Thomas Bather
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 56-65
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

This article is listed in the contents with the title "Further discoveries of glaciation in Tasmania". 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: 29 Jul 2013 02:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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