Australian Museum Journal The further discovery of Dugong bones on the coast of New South Wales

Shortform:
Etheridge, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(1): 17–19
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.
Year published:
1905
Title:
The further discovery of Dugong bones on the coast of New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Start page:
17
End page:
19
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.983
Language:
English
Plates:
plate iv
Date published:
15 June 1905
Cover date:
15 June 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
983
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (100kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (653kb PDF)

Abstract

For an opportunity of again recording the occurrence of bones of the Dugong (Halicore dugong, Gmelin, sp.) on the coast of New South Wales, I am indebted to Mr. P. E. Williams, Comptroller of the Government Savings Bank, and Secretary to the Sydney Ethnological Committee. During the excavation of Shea's Creek, Cook River, Botany Bay, for the canal bearing the same name, portions of a Dugong skeleton were discovered near the top of the estuarine clay, and just above the extensive estuarine shell bed which is so marked a stratigraphical feature in the alluvial section laid bare by the canal cutting.

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