- 1825-1911 (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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Donated by his daughter, Mrs. M. Marshall, 1973
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• Van Diemen's Land Company: British Acts relating to the Company, 1825, 1847, 1863, 1877, 1916.
• Tasmanian Parliamentary Papers in re V.D.L. Co., 1859, 1889, 1911.
• Circular advertising land for sale 1858.
• Report of Emu Bay Railway Co. 1937
• V.D.L. Co. Annual Report, 1868/69, 1931/37.
• Report to V.D.L. Co. by James Bailey on the State of their properties, 10 Aug. 1881.
• Report on properties by Capt. James Rowe, 1886.
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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)