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Notes regarding the existence of lower coal measures at Port Cygnet and Harefield.

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posted on 2023-11-22, 08:32 authored by Robert Mackenzie Johnston
Geological description of the Mount Cygnet and surrounding areas also description of Harefield in the Fingal Basin.
The coal seam of Mount Cygnet is worked by an inclined adit or drive on the northern slope, near the bed of one of the tributaries of Gardner’s Creek, and the coal is carried a distance of about two miles westward by a wooden tramway to the jetty at the township of Welsh, near Port Cygnet.
The relation of the lower coal measures to the marine beds at Mount Cygnet corresponds closely to that of the Adventure Bay coal measures immediately to the south, towards which they dip.

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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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