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Newspaper Clipping - Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria Scientific Expedition to King Island, Bass Strait, 1887 Document Reg. No: HT 13687 4

Summary:
One of three newspaper articles describing the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria expedition to King Island in November 1887. The newspaper clippings are in an album which contains thirty-two black and white photographs [two are loose] taken by A J Campbell during the expedition. The album also includes maps of King Island in the inside front cover and back page. One of the newspaper clippings, written by one of the members of the party, documents the mission of the expedition thus: 'It is our intention, before the introduction of numerous foreign plants and animals rendered it impossible to do so, to ascertain as precisely as we could in the short time at our disposal the fauna and flora indigenous to the island.'

Article published in the Age newspaper, Melbourne on 24th November 1887, giving an account of the recent scientific expedition by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria to King Island.
Description:
Three newspaper clippings pertaining to the one article pasted on off-white card in a bound photographs album.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 29.0 cm (Width), 22.0 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Page size in the album containing the three newspaper clippings

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Tagged with: exploration, natural environment, newspapers
Themes this item is part of: The Field Naturalist Trip to King Island, 1887, Field Naturalists Exploration to King Island, 1887, Field Naturalists Explorations Party to King Island, 1889, A.J. Campbell Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Field Naturalists
Tertiary Classification: expeditions
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink above the clipping: " 'The Age' 24nd Nov. 1887"
Printed title of newspaper article: "THE FIELD NATURALISTS AT KING'S ISLAND.".
Place & Date Depicted: King Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1887
Publisher: The Age (Newspaper), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 Nov 1887
Organisation Named: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, 1887
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] 1887. The Field Naturalists at King's Island.

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