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Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for August 1866 in conjunction with those of births and deaths

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Abbott, Francis and Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1866) Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for August 1866 in conjunction with those of births and deaths. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 76-81.

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Abstract

Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Includes leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants
in the Royal Society's Gardens during the month of August, 1866.
Never before was the month of August so pleasant in its climatic
character, or so favorable to health and life. The last ten days of the
month, specially, were more like model summer days, than winter ones.
It is a general though peculiar phenomenon in the last week of August,
that there should be three or four consecutive days of a warm summer
character, but never before were there so many in any August, as have
been recorded for the present month. August 1865 was a fine and healthy
month, yet while the deaths then amounted to 42, the present month had
only 33.

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. 76-81
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 23:35
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