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Glacial action in Tasmania

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posted on 2023-11-22, 09:11 authored by Alexander Montgomery
Through the courtesy of the secretary I have been allowed to read Mr. Moore's paper on " The discovery of glaciation in Tasmania " read at the April meeting of the Royal Society, at which I was unfortunately unable to be present, and have thus been enabled to prepare a few notes upon it. Having myself come upon evidences of ice action in February last in the neighbourhood of Mount Pelion, and being at that time ignorant of Mr. Moore's discovery four months earlier, I had intended in any case to submit to the Society a few observations on the subject of glaciation, and in continuing the discussion on this important and interesting subject I shall make a few remarks upon Mr. Moore's paper, and then pass on to what I saw myself and to a few observations on more general aspects of the matter. Alexander Montgomery came to Tasmania in 1889 to become Geological Surveyor and who later became Inspector of Mines.


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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania



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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..

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