Item 12 - Report of Mr. Gould upon the Gold Exploring Expedition

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Report of Mr. Gould upon the Gold Exploring Expedition


  • 1863 (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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Charles Gould (1834-1893), geological surveyor, was born on 4 June 1834 in England, son of John and Elizabeth Gould. After graduating from the University of London (B.A., 1853), he won the Duke of Cornwall's exhibition at the Royal School of Mines in 1854 and a Board of Trade certificate with many first-class passes in 1856. He then travelled with his father in eastern North America early in 1857, worked with the Geological Survey of Great Britain and left for Hobart Town on 12 April 1859. His initial contract at £600 a year with travelling expenses was to make a geological survey and prepare a book on the geology of Tasmania. For more information see:

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Donated by his daughter, Mrs. M. Marshall, 1973

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Typed copy of 'Report of Mr. Gould upon the Gold Exploring Expedition' (House of Assembly Journal, vol.10 (1863) no .9).

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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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The Tasmanian Exploring Expedition: Mr Gould's safety and discoveries - Sydney Morning Herald 28 May 1862

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A report of the exploration of the Western Country by Mr Gould. (1860)

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August 24, 2017 (BR)




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