Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1874
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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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.
|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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