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Progress Reports and Final Report of the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria.
Melbourne: Royal Society of Victoria. Mason & Firth Printers.
1863.

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Sir,

I have the honor, by direction of the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society, to transmit to you its Final Report, together with its former Progress Reports, in a collected form, accompanied by a summary of expenditure.

The Committee believes that these reports, drawn up with deliberation and care at different periods in the history of Victorian exploration, when the facts were fresh in the minds of its members, will furnish the best, succinct and authentic records of the labors of the Committee and the results of the main and contingent expedition.

I may add that all papers, note books, sketches, maps and records are carefully preserved and it is earnestly hoped that the Government will liberally support the Committee in giving to the world this accumulated mass of valuable geographical and other information in a suitable and permanent form.

I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant
John Macadam, MD. Hon Secretary to the Exploration Committee

Melbourne, 20th August 1863.

PROGRESS REPORTS

AND

FINAL REPORT

OF THE

EXPLORATION COMMITTEE

OF THE

ROYAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA

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OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN
HIS HONOR SIR WILLIAM FOSTER STAWELL, KNT., CHIEF JUSTICE.

TREASURER
THE HON. DAVID ELLIOT WILKIE, M.D., M.L.C.

HONORARY SECRETARY
THE HON. JOHN MACADAM, M.D., M.P.

MEMBERS
THE HON JOHN HODGSON, M.L.C. ( Deceased)
CHARLES WHYBROW LIGAR, ESQ., C.E., SURVEYOR GENERAL.
CLEMENT HODGKINSON, ESQ., C.E., DEPUTY SURVEYOR GENERAL.
FERDINAND MUELLER, ESQ., M.D., F.R.S., GOVERNMENT BOTANIST.
ALFRED RICHARD CECIL SELWYN, ESQ., GOVERNMENT GEOLOGIST.
PROFESSOR GEORGE NEUMAYER, DIRECTOR OF THE MAGNETIC, NAUTICAL, AND
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY.
FREDERICK McCOY, ESQ. F.G.S.L., PROFESSOR OF NATURAL SCIENCE IN THE
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
RICHARD EADES, ESQ., M.A., M.B.
THE VERY REVEREND JOHN J. BLEASDALE, D.D.
WILLIAM GILLBEE, ESQ., M.R.C.S.E.
JOHN WATSON, ESQ., J.P.
THOMAS EMBLING, ESQ., M.P.
CAPTAIN FRANCIS CADELL.
JAMES SMITH, ESQ.
SOLOMON IFFLA, ESQ., L.F.P. AND S., GLASGOW
SIZAR ELLIOT, ESQ., J.P.
ANGUS MACMILLAN, ESQ., M.P.

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NOTE – The names of several other Gentlemen who took part in the consideration of Victorian Exploration in its earlier stages, appear at the commencement of the SECOND REPORT

ROYAL SOCIETY
Melbourne, 20th August, 1863 .

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