Proceedings of the Royal Society for August, 1866
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1866) Proceedings of the Royal Society for August, 1866. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 71-72.
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The usual monthly evening meeting of the Fellows was held on Tuesday,
the 14th August, The Ven. Archdeacon Davies m the chair.
-The Secretary read the usual "Analysis of the Hobart Town Meteorological
Records, and Health Report" for the month, by E. Swarbreck Hall,
-Mr. M. Allport read a "Notice of some Fossils recently discovered near
Risdon," and which he largely illustrated by a collection submitted for
examination by the meeting.
-Mr. Gould observed that the study of these tertiary deposits was of great
interest, taken in connection with our other tertiary deposits, both of fresh
water and marine origin occurring generally along the sea-board of the island.
He described in some little detail the formations at Coal Head, in Macquarie
Harbor, where fresh water deposits of sand, clay, and gravel form cliffs of from
eighty to one hundred feet in height, and in which plant-remains, leaves, &c.,
occur abundantly, together with lignite; whence the name of the headland.
|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.|
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