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History of Australian geography, II — Tasmania and New Zealand on the dauphin and other MS. maps

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posted on 2023-11-22, 10:34 authored by James R McClymont
[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.


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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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