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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1874) Proceedings of the Royal Society for April and May, 1874. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 4-9.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting was held on Tuesday, the 14th April, M. Allport, Esq., V. P., in the chair. A letter was read from Dr. Haast, of Canterbury Museum, N.Z., returning thanks for his election as a corresponding Member of the Society. A second letter from Dr. Haast was also read in which the writer remarks "I shall not fail to get new specimens for you. Don't forget the Male Native Tiger—also a pair of Native Devils." A paper was read by John Swan, Esq., M.H. A , on the culture of the Angora staple in Tasmania by breeding from the pure Angora, and common goat. A letter by E. Swarbreck Hall was also read in regards to "The Mohair Goat, from a very early date has been bred in this district, and has supplied an unrivalled staple, ranking next in value to silk itself." After some discussion it appeared to be the sense of the meeting that the introduction of the pure Angora goat by any one who had opportunities of managing the flock properly, could not fail to be a most profitable undertaking. It was also thought that the cultivation of the Turkish tobacco might be tried with very good prospects of success, although in the opinion of some of the Fellows, the heat of the climate was scarcely high enough to ensure perfection in the plant. The meeting of May 1874 was postponed owing to the inclemency of the weather, and the consequent small attendance, it was agreed to postpone the proceedings until the next monthly meeting.

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. 4-9
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: 25 Oct 2012 03:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15295
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