Abstract

The Local Committee of the "Funafuti Coral Reef Boring Expedition, of the Royal Society" (London), in charge of Prof. Sollas, LL.D., F.R.S., having suggested to the Trustees of the Australian Museum that one of their Officers should be deputed to accompany the Expedition, Mr. Charles Hedley was selected for the purpose.

Mr. Hedley left Sydney in H.M.S. Penguin, under the command of Capt. Mervyn Field, R.N., on May 1st, arriving at Funafuti on May 21st. He remained on the island for two and a half months, leaving in the same vessel. On the return voyage to Fiji, the Island of Nukulailai was touched at, where scientific investigations were renewed for two days. Mr. Hedley finally reached Sydney on August 22nd.

During his stay on Funafuti, Mr. Hedley succeeded in amassing an interesting collection, particularly of Invertebrate and Ethnological objects, together with much valuable scientific information. The collections are now in process of description by the Scientific Staff of the Museum, and the results are being published in the order in which the study of the various groups is completed. A brief account of the results of the boring operations at Funafuti, extracted from Prof. Sollas' letters, will be found in Nature of 24th Sept., 1896, p. 517.

Sydney, 21st December, 1896.

R. Etheridge, Junr.,

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hedley, 1896, Aust. Mus. Mem. 3(2): 1–72
Author
Charles Hedley
Year
1896
Title
General account of the Atoll of Funafuti. I. General account
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
3
Issue
2
Start Page
1
End Page
72
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.3.1896.487
Language
English
Date Published
21 December 1896
Cover Date
21 December 1896
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
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20 February 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
487
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