Proceedings for the Royal Society for September, 1873
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1873) Proceedings for the Royal Society for September, 1873. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 49-52.
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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday,
the 9th September, M. Allport, Esq., V.P., in the chair.
-The Chairman read the following note from Professor McCoy,
relative to the Tasmanian Kingfish, referred to at the last meeting of the
-The following extract from the Government Gazette of the 31st March,
1827, kindly forwarded by Mr. Calder, was read:
"King's Island,—This island, of which Mr. Barnard has completed
a laborious and interesting survey, is about 30 miles long from north to
south, and 12 or 15 from east to west, and with the exception of the
hills near the shore, is low and flat."
-Letters by Baron von Mueller were read in relation to the phytography of Tasmania.
-Mr. Abbott read "Notes on Ancient Symbolisms, Naked-eye Observations,
and Modern Astronomy."
|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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