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