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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Etheridge, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(1): 17–19
Author
R. Etheridge
Year
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
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