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Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1867


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1867) Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1867. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 17-19.

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The monthly evening meeting of Fellows was held on Tuesday, the 11th June, His Excellency Colonel T. Gore Browne, President, in the chair. Including From Mr. S. H. Wintle, a collection of bones from a cave in the Glenorchy district, with a descriptive letter addressed to the Secretary, which was read to the meeting. From Mr. Wintle's description, Mr. Allport thought there could be little doubt that the cavern had, at some not very remote period, formed the residence of a native tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalm) . Many of the bones still contained some trace of animal matter, and all exhibited the appearance of having had the the flesh torn from them by beasts of prey—the skull and smaller bones being almost invariably broken," as though to clear out the brains. That tigers were at one time to be found near Hobart Town there is little doubt, as he (Mr. Allport) once saw one within three miles of the city—close to the present site of the reservoir, on the Sandy Bay Rivulet. Also Colonel Chesney exhibited several products, both in the crude and refined state, obtained by the distillation of our shales and bituminous deposits.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 17-19
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2012 02:45
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:41
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