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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1874) Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1874. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 23-25.

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Abstract

The usual monthly evening meeting was held on Tuesday, the 9th June, J. Barnard, Esq., in the chair. The Secretary read a letter from F.W. Hutton, Esq., the Curator of the Otago Museum, New Zealand, offering a skeleton of Dinornis elephantopus in exchange for some of our mammals and birds. A specimen of this species of "Moa" would be of such value to the Museum, and of such general interest, that residents in the country, whether members of the Society or otherwise, are earnestly requested, if they have it in their power, to forward to the Museum some of the animals required, such as native tigers, devils, kangaroos, wallabies, opossums, kangaroo rats, bandicoots, birds, &c. A letter from A. Gunther was read in relation to a seal occurring in an inland fresh water lake in Tasmania. A paper on "Some species of Tasmanian Birds," by Lieut. W. V. Legge, R.A., F.Z.S., M. R.A.S., was read. Mr. F. Abbott read a paper on the forthcoming transit of Venus.

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. 23-25
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 03:06
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15296
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