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

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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
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
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15378
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