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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1877


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1877) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1877. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 14-16.

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday.
12th June. The Right Revd. the Bishop of Tasmania in the chair.
In reference to a question which had been brought forward at a late
meeting of the Society, namely, the alleged sanitary influence of the
Blue Gum tree (Eucalyptus globulus), Dr. Agnew mentioned that
certain experiments had been recently conducted at home by Mr. C. T.
Kingzett, F.C.S., etc., which might possibly assist in throwing some
light on the subject. In a lecture delivered before the Society of Arts
in February last, Mr. Kingzett showed that the slow oxidation of
certain turpentine’s, with which the essential oil of the Blue Gum is
virtually identical in chemical composition, give rise to two very
active sanitary products; one, the peroxide of hydrogen, well-known
as a most potent disinfectant; the other camphoric acid, a powerful
Mr. F. Abbott, F.R.A.S., read a lengthened paper on "The Modern
Progress of Astronomy." Being necessarily a resume the paper did not
invite or call for discussion.
The Rev. W. W. Spicer, F.R.M.S., read a paper "On the occurrence
of 'Ergot' on Rye-grass."
Sir James Wilson was sure every one present would agree with him
in thinking that not only this Society, but many others to which we
have sent our Meteorological Tables, were much indebted to Mr. Abbott
for his unwearying attention, extending over a period of about 30
years, to meteorological observation.

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. 14-16
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: 19 Nov 2012 01:19
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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