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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1876

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1876) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1876. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 59-62.

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Abstract

The usual monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, 13th June, M. Allport, Esq., V.P., in the chair. Mr. M. Allport exhibited a plan, carefully prepared by Mr. T. Stephens, for the purpose of showing the general geological features of a portion of the North Coast of Tasmania, and defined the position of the two different forms of trap rock occurring there; and in the absence of any other business, Mr. Allport said, "I desire to record the alteration in my views as to the geological age of the more recent basalts on the south side of the island." The Secretary reported that, in reply to the letter addressed by the Royal Society to the Municipal Council in reference to the destruction of the trees and ferns on Mount Wellington, he had received, from the Town Clerk, a copy of the correspondence which had taken place on the subject. Several extracts from this correspondence were then read from which it was evident that the powers of the Town Council in the matter were very limited. The Secretary, in connection with a matter which he desired to introduce, observed it might, perhaps, be necessary to inform some of the junior Fellows that Sir John Franklin was the founder of this Society.

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. 59-62
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 02:56
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15373
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