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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1876) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of November, 1876. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 73-75.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held at the Museum
on Monday, the 13th Nov. His Excellency the Governor, in the chair.
The Rev. W. W. Spicer read a paper on the effects of wounds on the
human subject inflicted by the spur of the Platypus (Ornithorhynchus
anatinus).
The Secretary read the following note from Mr. T. Stephens on some
specimens from the shaft lately sunk for coal at Spring Bay.
The Secretary brought under notice a paper entitled "Synonymy of, and
Remarks upon, Tasmanian and other Shells, with their Geographical
Distribution."By John Brazier, C.M.Z.S., Corr. Member, Roy. Soc. Tas.
Mr. M. Allport reported that a fine grilse, no doubt a true salmon,
weighing upwards of four pounds, had been captured that morning close to
the wharves, a striking proof of the vast numbers which must exist in the
river and harbour.
Mr. Swan in proposing a vote of thanks to the donors of presentations
(especially to Mr. Brazier), and to the Rev. W. W. Spicer for his interesting
paper, observed, with some reference to the remarks of the Chairman,
that a Committee has been appointed by Government for carrying out
improvements in the Domain and that the work, as far as disposable
labour would admit, would be commenced forthwith.

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. 73-75
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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 01:08
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