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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1878


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1878) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1878. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 12-14.

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Monday, the
12th August, T. Stephens, Esq., M.A., in the chair.
In noticing the presentations to the Library the Secretary called special
attention to the very large number of valuable publications received from various learned bodies and institutions, in England and America.
A letter from Professor Haast, of the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand,
was read, from which the following extract is given in the hope it
may attract the attention of some member of the Society who
may be in a position to obtain specimens of the Native Tiger and Devil
—the former especially being very much wanted for Museums in New Zealand
and elsewhere.
Mr. F. Abbott, junr., read "Notes on Carduus arvensis (Cnicus arvensis
of some authors), or common creeping thistle; with a short reference
to Cnicus lanceolatus, the Spear or Plume Thistle."
Mr. Stephens called attention to the somewhat singular circumstance
that although the thistle was in the first instance carried from place to
place by seed, yet when it became established in any particular locality, its
extension took place principally by root growth, and only to a slight extent
by seed.

In relation to meeting of the Society for September, 1878,
due to the death of Mr. Morton Allport, no meeting was
held this month.

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. 12-14
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 00:46
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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