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Proceedings of the Royal Society for April, 1873

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1873) Proceedings of the Royal Society for April, 1873. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 6-8.

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Abstract

The usual monthly meeting of the Society was held at the Museum on Tuesday, the 8th April, J. Barnard, Esq. , in the chair. -The presentations to the Museum were as follows: From Mr. Edward Gates, Richmond. Specimen of the "Kiwi" (Apteryx sp.), and of the Owl Parrot or "Kakapo" (Strygops habroptilus), from New Zealand. [The Apteryx was recognised by the meeting as a valuable addition to the Museum]. It is becoming rare even in New Zealand. -The Secretary having reminded the meeting of a description of a huge cuttle fish found on the East coast of New Zealand, which he had read at the meeting held on the 12th November last, proceeded to read the following extract from a letter giving some further details of the monster. -Mr. F. Abbott read a paper on the "Transit of Venus in 1874."

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. 6-8
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: 19 Oct 2012 02:29
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15252
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