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On the heavy fall of rain in Hobart Town, on the 26th and 27th of February, 1854, with reference to the sewerage, drainage, etc. of the city

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Denison, William Thomas (1855) On the heavy fall of rain in Hobart Town, on the 26th and 27th of February, 1854, with reference to the sewerage, drainage, etc. of the city. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 3 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

In laying before the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land
the accompanying return of the amount of rain which fell
on Sunday and Monday, the 26th and 27th February, I
wish to draw attention to the bearing of the facts thus
brought prominently under notice, upon the question of
the sewerage of the town, to which allusion was made
in a paper read by me at the meeting of the Society in
November 1853. In that paper I pointed out the necessity of proportioning
the size of the sewer to the maximum amount of water
which would have to pass through it, and I also drew attention
to the fact that the water would be discharged more
rapidly into the main sewer from a surface properly drained
than when it was left to find its own way through narrow,
tortuous, and imperfect channels, and, therefore, that the
more perfect the system of drainage, the larger must be the
main outlet.

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. 1-5
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 the Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to The Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 05:20
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:16
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