Inaugural address by His Excellency F. A. Weld, ESQ., C.M.G., President of the Society, at opening of Session of 1876.
Weld, Frederick Aloysius (1876) Inaugural address by His Excellency F. A. Weld, ESQ., C.M.G., President of the Society, at opening of Session of 1876. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 15-25.
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Gentlemen, I have willingly acceded to the request
that I should open this session of the Royal Society with
an address, because I wish to take an opportunity of
testifying the interest I feel in the Society, not only as its
President and as Governor of the colony, but also in my
individual capacity; and although I do not pretend to any
special scientific acquirements beyond those common to
most educated men, and must confess to having forgotten
much which I formerly knew, there are, perhaps, some
topics upon which I may touch without rashness or unduly
presuming upon your patience. It is, gentlemen, a matter
of congratulation that the Australian colonies, though
hardly yet more than emerging from their infancy, have
shown a great and increasing interest in scientific research.
|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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