Historical information

This publication consists of many Decades which contain "figuers and descriptions of the fossil organic remains to be used for the determination of the geological ages of the different geological formations of the country." (p. 3). Frederick McCoy was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1817. He was a Professor of Natural Sciences, University of Melbourne 1854-1899. McCoy lectured in geology, zoology, chemistry, mineralogy, geography and botany. In 1858 He became the Director of the National Museum of Victoria and the President of the Royal Society of Victoria in 1864. In 1888, McCoy was awarded FRS for work in Palaeontology in Ireland, England and Australia. He died in his office while correcting examination papers in 1899.

Physical description

A Paperback cover book. Decade v. Title is written in black on front cover and on title page. At head of title: Geological Survey of Victoria. Illustrations, plates in b/w; 41 p. It includes figures and descriptions of Victorian Organic Remains and contents of Decades on back cover.

Inscriptions & markings

Stamped Ballarat East Public Library"