- 1927-1932 (Creation)
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Archibald Lawrence Meston (1890-1951), educationist, historian and anthropologist, was born on 5 June 1890 at Launceston, Tasmania. His most important anthropological work was the discovery and description of the rock carvings at Mount Cameron West in 1933. Another major addition to the study of Tasmanian prehistory was his initiation of large-scale excavation in the shell midden at the South Cave, Rocky Cape. Meston's collection of implements and other Aboriginal relics is now housed in the Museum of Victoria; his library is the property of the City of Launceston. For more information see entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/meston-archibald-lawrence-7563
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Secretary of the Van Diemens Company, stationmaster of the Emu Bay railway and recognised authority on early Tasmanian history and Tasmanian nomenclature. Member of the first town board in Burnie and director and secretary of the Emu Bay Butter Factoryand member of the Loyal Wellington Lodge, M.U.I.O.O.P., he received the society's jewel for 50 years service. Director and secretary of Tattersall's Pty. Ltd. For more information see: Obituary Advocate 1 June 1933 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/68022670 & https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/68023151
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Donated by his daughter, Mrs. M. Marshall, 1973
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Folder containing 25 letters from R. Stuart Sanderson, Burnie, to A.L.Meston re
• exploration of N.W. Tasmania, 1927-1932.
• Copies of 2 letters from A.L.M. to Sanderson, 1930, 1932.
• "Brief History of the Port of Burnie", compiled by
R.S. Sanderson. Typescript 21p. 1921.
• "Notes on the North-West of Tasmania" by J. Sanderson. 5p. Typescript. 26 October 1948.
• "Discovery of tin at Mt.Bischoff" by R.S.Sanderson. 2p. Typescript.
• Extracts from personal diaries of R.D.Sanderson, Burnie. 6p.1884-1928.
• 3 photostats of maps of V.D.L's land grants from Lands Department, Hobart.
• 9 photographs, including 2 of Stonehenge, near Pruana South and 1 of Hellyer's tomb.
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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au
When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections, Meston Papers - M11”
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August 24, 2017 (BR)