Proceedings of the Royal Society for November, 1873
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1873) Proceedings of the Royal Society for November, 1873. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 55-57.
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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday,
the 11th November, M. Allport, Esq., in the chair.
-From Dr. Haast, Director of Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand—
a Skeleton of Moa (Dinornis giganteus, var. maximus)
prepared for articulating.
[This invaluable presentation contains all the known bones of the
gigantic variety of the Moa].
-Includes a discussion on the genus Cheironectes-The only place in which the
Chairman had seen the present species living was in one of the bays
on South Bruni.
-Mr. Gould introduced to the notice of the Society a small series of
beautifully crystallized examples of three species of minerals, identical
in chemical composition, but differing in various physical characteristics,
such as system of crystallization, cleavage, &c. These were Rutile,
Anatase, and Brookite, all of which had the same composition (Oxide of
Titanium, or Titanic Acid).
|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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