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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1872) Proceedings of the Royal Society for March, 1872. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

The first evening meeting of the Society, for the present session was held on Tuesday, the 12th March, M. Allport, Esq., V.P., in the chair.-The Secretary directed the attention of the meeting to a large and valuable donation of books lately received from the Government of the United States, and from the Smithsonian and other scientific institutions in America.-A fine specimen of flax grown at the Huon, and an enormous sunflower, in reference to which a paragraph appeared in The Mercury a few days ago, were brought under the notice of the meeting.-Dr. Hall, read a very elaborate and carefully drawn up paper on the Climate and Vital Statistics of Tasmania for fifteen years, 1857—71.-As to the specimens sent by the Rev. H. D. Atkinson (Presentation No. 15), Mr. Allport remarked that they were of great interest as giving some reason for believing that the mineral bearing Silurian Rocks are to be found six miles nearer Hobart Town than heretofore supposed.

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. 1-4
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: 05 Oct 2012 02:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15163
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