Proceedings and Transactions of the Queensland Branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia Volume 10-14

Proceedings and Transactions of the Queensland Branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia Volume 10-14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...have enjoyed substantial money grants from Government, besides the very great assistance rendered to them, especially to the former and to the Adelaide Society, in having many of their journals printed at the expense of the State. I mention this as a special, and indeed remarkable, feature in our history, because it shows unmistakably and more clearly than anything else that the work of this Society has been carried on year after year without the slightest break or interruption of any kind, entirely by our own exertions. In my own case, I can conscientiously say that it has been a labour of love. The work has occupied the whole of my leisure time, at very great personal sacrifice, to an extent known only to my own family. Sundays, Saturdays and holidays have indeed been devoted to the work; there has been an ever increasing mental and physical labour, gratuitously performed, for which no material consideration could adequately recompense. Our own antipodean geographical societies occupy an entirely different position to those on the other side of the globe. There they are mostly managed by a large staff of paid officers, who enjoy the support of a powerful body of highly trained workers--men of means and leisure. Here, even the purely clerical or mechanical work has to be performed by the honorary officers; and in our Queensland Society there has been no paid assistance whatever. THE SCOPE OF GEOGRAPHY Is the next subject to which I desire to draw attention. Regarded as one of the richest--one of the most essential departments of human knowledge--geography covers an enormously large field of investigation. It is a department with specialised subdivisions representing sections for the study of such highly important and practical subjects...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937627
  • 9781236937629