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posted on 2023-11-22, 07:36 authored by Thomas Stephens
All who are interested in the progress of Tasmania must regret the discontinuance of the geological survey, and the more so because there are so few here who have at the same time the inclination and the opportunity of prosecuting what is certainly, in a new country, the most important branch of scientific investigation. It is a commonly prevalent notion that there is nothing to be done in the way of geological discovery in the settled districts of Tasmania; whereas the fact is that, excepting reports on special districts, we have no information of any practical value which can be made available for the guidance of an intelligent prospector; and even these are deprived of much of their intended usefulness by reason of the interruption of the survey before it was possible to establish a satisfactory connection between the formations examined in various parts of the colony.


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Monthly Notices of 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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