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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1873) Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1873. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 21-22.

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The monthly evening meeting was held on Tuesday, the 10th June, M. Allport, Esq., in the chair. -The Secretary directed the special attention of the meeting to the very interesting presentation No. 1. It was a complete suit of the Armour of a Man at Arms, of the date of the 16th century. -The specimens of Tin Ore (presentation No. 4) having been examined with great attention by the meeting, the Hon. C. Meredith observed that it might be of interest to know he had himself obtained them on the spot when recently on a visit to Mount Bischoff. -Dr. Agnew informed the meeting that as Hon. Secretary to the Society, he had had some correspondence in reference to the stone implements of our Aborigines, with Mr. Brough Smyth (secretary for mines, Victoria), who was writing on the subject of the Australian Aborigines. -The Secretary read a paper from Lieut. Legge, E. A., F.Z.S., M.K. A.S., a corresponding member of the Society, now stationed in Ceylon, on the Ploceus baya (Blyth), the "Weaver Bird" of Ceylon. -Sir James M, Wilson, after remarking that he had heard some rumours as to the probability of a party of observation being established at Possession Island on the occasion of the Transit of Venus in 1874,enquired if the Victorian Government was likely to take any action in the matter.

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. 21-22
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 02:30
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