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A Naturalist in Tasmania

Nature volume 81, pages 6162 (15 July 1909) | Download Citation



TASMANIA is the smallest of the Australian States, and its scientific interest is out of all proportion to its size, while its magnificent scenery, picturesque lakes, rugged mountains, noble forests, and its combination of vegetation of tropical luxuriance with a temperate summer climate will always make it one of the most attractive of Australian tourist resorts. The State has still a small and scattered population; internal communication and railway construction are exceptionally difficult, so, though it was the second in date of Australian colonies, much of the island is still very imperfectly known.

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