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A plaque commemorates Morton Allport who was a naturalist, acclimatiser and foundation member of the Salmon Commission.

Many of our readers will peruse with surprise and regret our last evening's Hobart Town telegram, which conveys the intelligence that Mr Morton Allport departed this life at five o'clock yesterday morning. As a Fellow of the Royal Society he was one of the most regular in attendance at its meetings, and perhaps the most frequent contributor to its literature. His papers were eminently practical in their character and manifested the patient observation and research of the enquirer after truth. The interesting experiment of introducing salmon and other English fish into Tasmania quickly arrested his attention; he entered into it heart and soul, and undoubtedly his constant attention and unwearying exertions as one of the Salmon Commissioners conduced in no small degree to the success of the experiment. He also skilful amateur photographer and a clever worker with the microscope.
Launceston Examiner (Tas), 11th September 1878.


Address:70 Salmon Ponds Road, Plenty, 7140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.754569
Long: 146.969306
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1861
Approx. Event End Date:1878


Front Inscription

Morton Allport, F.L.S., F.Z.S.
1830 - 1878

Naturalist, acclimatiser &  foundation member of the Salmon Commission 1861 - 1878

To commemorate his service to the Trout Fishery of Tasmania

Presented by Jean Walker on behalf of the S.T.L.A.A.

Source: MA
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