Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, Volume 1

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Royal Society of Queensland., 1885 - Science

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Page 19 - ... continually rising to the surface. The water is too hot to bear the hand in for any length of time, but when cooled is good for use, and always bright and clear, and free from any taste, while that in the adjoining cold springs is extremely disagreeable. No change has been observed in the hot springs in level or temperature since 1865, when a cattle station was settled there by Mr. James Gibson. The ground round all these springs is treacherous, is hollow, shakes to the tread, and feels like...
Page 89 - Lasius flavus, the small meadow ant, and indeed in most of the species which I have examined ; and one or two, in each of the short intermediate segments. These organs consist of three parts : a small spherical cup opening to the outside, a long narrow tube, and a hollow body, shaped like an elongated clock-weight. They may serve to increase the resonance of sounds, acting, in fact, to use the words of Professor Tyndall, who was good enough to look at them with me, like microscopic stethoscopes.
Page 89 - Approaching an ant which was standing quietly, I have over and over again made the loudest and most shrill noises I could, using a penny pipe, a dog-whistle, a violin, as well as the most piercing and startling sounds I could produce with my own voice, without effect.
Page 19 - Fresh ground keeps continually breaking up, or is forced up, while old cones are sometimes falling in, forming hollows halffull of reddish water, strong as lye, and quite undrinkable.- None of the springs are isolated, but confined to the vicinity of one or other of the half-dozen groups which compose the collection on the Lower Flinders. The direction of these groups is in a north and South course from each other, with the Flinders River dividing them, and they are comprised within a line or distance...
Page 182 - Plates of the head as in the last species; nostril, on the hinder part of the nasal plate. Ear openings oval, with a strong denticulation in front, and one or two minute ones on each side of it. Legs stronger and shorter than in the last species, the toes much shorter. Tail, long and taper. Scales indistinctly keeled, those on the back in 8 series. Colour, dark olive brown on the back, with a few distant lighter coloured spots representing obsolete stripes, and a broad black band along each side,...
Page 189 - ... probably be found in the heat of the climate, and must be permanent. Setting aside for the present the allurements of gold, I think that wheat-growing countries offer the greatest inducements to the class of men who generally emigrate from our own islands. In Queensland the bounties offered to immigrants are bestowed chiefly with the view of creating a class of small farmers, — men who shall select small portions of the Crown lands, by means of land orders or by gradual purchase, and who shall...
Page 19 - ... the top, while the surrounding parts are spongy, and liable to break through when stock comes near them ; at others lagoons are formed, and kept at a uniform level by the flow of water. The occurrence of these hot and cold mineral springs, suggests the possibility of obtaining supplies of water on the artesian principle over some portion at least of these extensive plains. Some mud springs, as they are called, opened at Manfred by a small shaft at the side, produced a permanent flow of good water.
Page 60 - An Account of the English Colony in New South Walei, by Lieut-Col. Collins, 1804, p. 381. Collins states, in another part of his work (p. 377), that, in ornamenting their weapons and instruments, each tribe used some peculiar form by which it was known to what part of the country they belonged.
Page 19 - In ore of the springs at Mount Browne flakes of granite are forced up, and lie on the surface. It seems as if a connection existed down by the side of the mountain to subterranean regions, whence the hot water flows, and is kept at one constant level and temperature. Most of the mud springs have formed large mounds, or cones, by constant overflow, and the water now stands...
Page 139 - ... disks of the third and fifth and fringing the fourth, which is short; two metatarsal tubercles, the outer small; skin smooth above, granulated beneath, more coarsely on the abdomen. Lead-blue to olive-brown; beneath rufous or buff — in young examples, paler on the throat and purplish on the under and hinder surfaces of the thighs; on and behind the angle of the mouth a short line, or series of spots, white; a spot on the arm (nearly constant), and a line along the hinder edge of the forearm...

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