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Note on Strzelecki's determinations of heights in Tasmania

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posted on 2023-11-22, 10:03 authored by Paul Edmund Strzelecki
Messrs. Giblin, Piesse and Hutcliisou, in their paper on the Heighit of Ben Lomond (ante, pp. 5-14), refer, at p. 13, to Count Strzelecki's determinations of the heights of several summits on Ben Lomond.
Couut Strzelecki, in 1841, determined many heights in Tasmania. These were published in the Tasmanian Journal, i., 147-9, and afterwards in the work quoted on p. 13. These heights, though determined with great care by the use of Gav Lussac's syphon mountain barometers and Wollaston's boiling point apparatus, dififer considerably from the heights found subsequently in the trigonometrical survey.

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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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