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Preliminary note upon the discovery of a number of Tasmanian Aboriginal remains at Eaglehawk Neck.

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posted on 2023-11-22, 09:39 authored by Clive Errol Lord
On the eve of this issue of the Papers and Proceedings going to press a singular discovery of Tasmanian Aboriginal remains was made. Its importance appeared to the Council of the Society to warrant the publication of a short preliminary note, and I was accorded the honour of placing a few facts relating to this discovery on record.
On January 15, 1919, Mr. T. I. Brister called at the Museum in order to have several pieces of bone identified.
These proved to be human, and as far as could be judged from the small fragments they appeared to be aboriginal.
Owing to the fact that Mr. Brister stated that there were numerous similar bones buried in the sand hills where he had obtained the fragments it was resolved to pay an immediate visit to the site. Upon arrival at Eaglehawk Neck, in company with Mr. Brister and Mr. W. H. Clemes, I found that a slight sandslip had occurred on the south-eastern face of one of the large sand dunes forming Eaglehawk Neck.

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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118-119

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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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