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Inaugural address by His Excellency F. A. Weld, ESQ., C.M.G., President of the Society, at opening of Session of 1876.

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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 15-25
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: 16 Nov 2012 02:27
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15361
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