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Notes on the geology of the King River, together with a brief account of the history of gold-mining in Australasia.

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posted on 2023-11-22, 10:32 authored by Robert Mackenzie Johnston
The first evidence of the fossiliferous rocks in this part of the country was obtained by Mr. T. B. Moore, while engaged in opening up new tracks in this rugged country in the neighbourhood of the King River in the year 1884. Although the impressions of casts of brachiopods are very numerous, they are invariably imperfect. Although the impressions of casts of brachiopods are very numerous, they are invariably imperfect.
With respect to the party, 32 in number, organised by Mr. Chas. Gould, in 1862 and 1863, for the purpose of searching for gold and other minerals in the vicinity of the King and Gordon Rivers, it is now of the greatest interest to reproduce an account of the general results of their labours.

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Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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210-231

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0080-4703

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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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