Collection M11 - Meston Papers

Index to M11 Diaries of Jorgen Jorgensen

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Meston Papers


  • 1933-1958 (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

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Deposited by Mrs A.L. Meston

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Research notes, correspondence and drafts of historical studies of the Van Diemen's Land Company, Jorgen Jorgensen, etc. by Archibald Lawrence Meston (1890-1951).

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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
When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections, Meston Papers - M11”

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Hickman, VV 1952 , 'Obituary notice - Archibald Lawrence Meston, M.A.(1980-1951)' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 86 , pp. 159-162 .

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August 24, 2017 (BR)




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