Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1877
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1877) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1877. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 7-10.
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The monthly meeting of the society was held on Tuesday, the 10th
April. The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Tasmania in the chair.
The Rev. W. W, Spicer read some notes, and a communication from
Baron Ferd. von Mueller, on the curious confervoid substance from the
Cascades reservior. (Presentation No. 19.)
The Rev. G. Browx, C.M.Z.S., having been introduced by the Secretary,
was kind enough, agreeably to request, to favor the meeting with
some very interesting observations descriptive of the various islands he
had recently visited, with remarks on the inhabitants, their language,
manners, and customs.The islands referred to were New Britain, New
Ireland, and the Duke of York Group. Some remarks were then made on the geographical distribution of
the Fauna, more especially as regards the Marsupials found on New
Britain and New Ireland. The Cuscus was found in abundance on New
Ireland, the most distant island from New Guinea, but was not found on
New Britain. The Wallaby, which is described and named by Mr.
Ramsay in the Proceedings already referred to, was found on New
Ireland alone, but it was possible it might exist on New Britain, though
no specimens were obtained from that locality. The only Marsupial
found on New Britain was a small Flying Squirrel. A new Perameles
(Bandicoot) was found on the Duke of York Island.
|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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