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Tasmania MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tasmania
Tree Number(s)
Z01.639.100.984
Z01.678.100.373.984
Unique ID
D013648
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013648
Annotation
an island state of Australia
Scope Note
An island south of Australia and the smallest state of the Commonwealth. Its capital is Hobart. It was discovered and named Van Diemen's Island in 1642 by Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator, in honor of the Dutch governor-general of the Dutch East Indian colonies. It was renamed for the discoverer in 1853. In 1803 it was taken over by Great Britain and was used as a penal colony. It was granted government in 1856 and federated as a state in 1901. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1190 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, p535)
Previous Indexing
Australia (1966-1987)
History Note
88
Date Established
1988/01/01
Date of Entry
1987/03/09
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Tasmania Preferred
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