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The River Derwent: Note upon the flood of 23rd September, 1884.

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posted on 2023-11-22, 08:29 authored by Alfred Mault
It may be useful to put upon record a few observations upon the late flood in the River Derwent.
Residents in the valley above New Norfolk say that the flood of the 23rd of last month was higher than any seen since the great flood of 1863.
I should say that at the height of the flood on the 23rd September about nine million tons of water were passing every hour, about 21 times the mean hourly flow of 430,000 tons.

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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256-257

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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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