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Notes on the geology of lake St. Clair and its immediate neighbourhood, together with observations regarding the probable origin of our numerous Tasmanian lakes and tarns

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posted on 2023-11-22, 09:10 authored by Robert Mackenzie Johnston
Apart from the unrivalled beauty of the scenery, there is nothing particular in the geological features of Lake St. Clair and its immediate neighbourhood, which is not common to and far more perfectly represented by nearly all the elevated greenstone mountains and plateaux, which form the most familiar physiographic features of the greater part of Tasmanian landscape. The great elevated greenstone plateau of Tasmania—which occupies so large a portion of our island, and not only embraces the Lake St. Clair region, but also includes the greater portion of our notable mountain peaks and bosses—is of the most uniform and simple character, of which the following divisions, where perfect sections are disclosed, may be regarded as more or less constant and typical, taken in ascending order


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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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