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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1874) Proceedings of the Royal Society for September and October, 1874. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 63-65.

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Abstract

Owing to the extreme inclemency of the weather no meeting was held for the month September 1874. The October monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, the 13th October. The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Tasmania in the chair. From J, K. Clarke, Esq.—Specimens of Quartz penetrated by crystals of Rutile, from Queensland. [The Secretary requested the attention of the meeting to these beautiful and peculiar crystal, and at the same time read a description of it from Dana's Mineralogy. ] His Lordship, the Chairman, read a paper on "The Law of Storms." Mr. Napier, after bringing under notice the circumstance that the Gardens were closed at an hour (6 p.m.) when many persons would like to visit them, begged to know if any means could be adopted for keeping them open a little later. Mr. P. T. Smith begged to ask if it was within the sphere of the Society's action to do anything for the Domain. Here were large public grounds set apart for the necessary recreation and health of the inhabitants, left in a perfectly disgraceful condition, and a spot which, by the exercise of taste and skill, might be made equal to anything of the kind in the world, was utterly neglected. It was in the highest degree discreditable to all concerned.

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. 63-65
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 02:58
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15297
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