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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1872) Proceedings of the Royal Society for September, 1872. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 39-41.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, the 10th September, Mr. Allport, Esq., in the chair.-From Lady Dry was presented a specimen of the Superb Fruit Pigeon (Lamprotreron superbus), shot at Quamby by the late Sir R. Dry, after a heavy northerly gale, the Secretary remarked that this pigeon was not indigenous to Tasmania.-The presentation (No. 11) of the Cyathea affinis was brought under particular notice as being a specimen of the Fern which formed the subject of Mr. Stephens remarks at the July meeting.-Bearing on the subject of Mr. Gould's paper, read at last meeting, the Chairman read the following letter from Mr. Joseph Barwick of the Tea Tree, in relation to a large unknown animal supposed to exist in some of the lakes of Tasmania.-Mr. M. Allport read a very interesting paper by J. R. Scott, Esq., M.H.A., being an account of an exploratory tour from Port Esperance towards Adamson's Peak in March last. Mr. Scott on this occasion discovered a supposed new species of tree fern {Ahophila), specimens of which accompanied the paper.-

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. 39-41
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: 12 Oct 2012 04:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15173
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