A GREAT many theories have been put forward to explain the extensive glaciation which repeatedly covered Europe and North America with enormous ice-streams. The ingenuity displayed by those who dealt with the subject was well worthy of the importance which attaches to the solution of the problem. However plausible some of the theories propounded may be, still it seems premature to approach such a question until all the available evidence bearing on the subject has been brought together. The southern hemisphere has, up till very recently, revealed only a few, and not very important facts, regarding glaciation, and it is evident that glacier traces in that hemisphere must be of great importance to explain the cause of glaciation; whether we may suppose it to be cosmic or terrestrial. I think, therefore, that my discoveries of glacier traces in Australia may be of sufficient general scientific interest to warrant my giving a short account of them in this journal.
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