The West Coast range, Tasmania: mountains and geological giants
journal contributionposted on 2023-11-03, 01:27 authored by PW Baillie
It has long been believed that, with the exception of mounts Sorell and Strahan, the peaks of the West Coast Range, western Tasmania, were named by Charles Gould, first Tasmanian Government Geologist, during his three epic journeys to the region undertaken between 1860 and 1862. Although the peaks were named after nineteenth-century men of outstanding achievement in science, all Fellows of the Geological Society of London, only four (Murchison, Sedgwick, Lyell and Owen) were named by Gould at the time of his journeys and two (Huxley and Jukes) were probably named by him at a later time. Three other peaks (Darwin, Geikie and Read) and the Tyndall Range were named directly or indirectly by Thomas Bather Moore.