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Sexual Selection / The young of Black Australian Swan is nearly black but not quite so black as common swan
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
Birds of Australia - Gould / Genera with 5 species & upwards / Genera with 4 species / Genera with 3-1 species (table), 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Note; by [unidentified] pp Charles Robert Darwin
Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and accounts of the daily rates of the timekeepers and their errors. Includes observations written on the back of a sales receipt [RGO 14/66/3: 97v] and on the back of a letter from Robert Brine to Lieutenant Flinders [RGO 14/66/3: 107].
Also included is a list of French phases compiled by Captain Flinders while imprisoned on the island of Mauritius [RGO 14/66/3: 56].
Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations.
Of the restitution of the name Australia or Terra Australis to the extensive country which has lately gone under the name of New Holland.
On the scales and markings used on Flinders' charts of Australia.
On the manner in which latitudes of places in the chart of Australia were obtained.
On the observations by which longitudes of places on the coast of Australia were fixed, with the rates of the timekeepers, and approximate times used.
On the manner in which the longitude of the east and north coast of Australia was regulated, and the track laid down for circumnavigation, commencing with the rates and errors of the timekeepers at Port Jackson.
On the variation of the compass used in the construction of the charts of Australia and the means taken to obtain and apply it correctly, with additional remarks. The chapter ends with a note (in pencil) on revisions and on the intended contents of chapters 6 and 7.
Comprising correspondence between Atlee Hunt [Department of External Affairs] and the Japanese Acting Consul-General; and memoranda about the Private Secretary and expenses of the Governor-General.
Subjects include: the defences of Hong Kong; defence of Egypt's eastern frontier; scale of a possible attack on Prince Rupert, Canada; scale of a possible attack on Australia; the international status of the dominions of Britain was at war. Includes papers for the 1911 Imperial Conference on matters of naval and military defence.
Subjects include: a possible attack on Prince Rupert, Canada and Australia; the treatment of neutral and enemy merchant ships during a war; principles of imperial defence; the status of dominion ships of war; co-operation with the dominions' naval forces; co-ordinating organisation of military forces of the empire.
Subjects include: the maintenance of overseas commerce in time of war; naval policy in the Pacific; airship navigation; control of aircraft; press and postal censorship in time of war; treatment of neutral vessels in British ports; an attack on Britain from overseas; the fixed defences of west coast ports; treatment of neutral and enemy merchant ships in time of war; preparation of defence schemes for Australia; representation of the dominions on the Committee of Imperial Defence.
Spare slides from the tour of [Maurice] Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Stockton], including: the Khyber Pass and massed pipers and bands rehearsing for the Independence Day parade, India; the Dunedin festival, Old Crocks’ Race and departing from Christchurch, New Zealand; Sydney and Queensland, Australia; house in Ceylon [later Sri Lanka].
Copy of a letter to Captain Thornton concerning a chronometer purchased in New South Wales by Captain Mitchell, late of HMS Slaney, 1827-05-25
Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Containing tables of comparison relating to timekeepers A82, A176, A1736, E520 and E543.