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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1873) Proceedings of the Royal Society for May, 1873. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 9-10.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday,
the 13th May, J. Barnard, Esq., in the chair.
-In reference to the parrot presented by Mr. Kearney, Mr. Swan
remarked that he believed it to be an abnormal specimen of Rosella
(Platycercus eximius) only, and not a cross—as aberrant forms of this
genus were very frequent.
-After reading some remarks by Mr. EoUings, of Forcett, as to the stone
implements of our aborigines, the Acting-Secretary observed that it was
strange none of the handles spoken of, as being used with the larger
implements, had been preserved; and Mr, Swan suggested that it was
quite possible those natives whom Mr. Rollings had seen fixing handles
to the stones had acquired the art from Europeans, as none of the early
accounts mentioned implements with handles.
-The attention of the Fellows was especially called to the mounted
specimens of the Apteryx and Night Parrot, which had been admirably
set up by Mr. Gaskell of Melbourne at a very trifling cost.

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. 9-10
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.

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