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Observations made for determining the geographical position of the magnetic observatory at Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land

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Kay, JH (1853) Observations made for determining the geographical position of the magnetic observatory at Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 2 (2). pp. 264-287. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

In connection with the trigonometrical survey now in
course of operation in this island, I have considered that
a correct knowledge of the geographical position of the
observatory might be interesting to this society, from its
being the only spot in the colony where such a series of
careful observations are likely to be carried on, (at least for some time to come), as are necessary to determine a geographical position with exactness.

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. 264-287
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: 20 May 2014 06:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:18
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