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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of May, 1879


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1879) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of May, 1879. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 5-6.

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A monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Monday, May
12. His Excellency the Governor in the chair.
From Atkinson, Esq., Latrobe, per the hon. D. Lewis: A sample
of coarse gold was presented to the Society. The following extract from a note from Mr. Lewis,
in reference to this presentation was read:—"I have been requested
by Mr. Atkinson, of Latrobe, to forward you for presentation
to Royal Society's Museum, Hobart Town, a small
sample of gold dust, obtained from land on the Kentish Plains,
near the foot of Mount Roland, and about seven miles from the
Mersey and Deloraine tramway. The gold is very similar to
quantities I saw at Brandy Creek, and I was told was found nearly
in the grass at the surface, and without any difficulty."
Mr. T. Stephens read a paper, "On recent additions to the Flora of Tasmania," by Mr. Augustus Simson.
Mr. Justice Dobson read a paper on the Codlin Moth (Apple moth)
This was a second contribution on the subject by the same observer, a
former paper having been read in 1876 and subsequently published in the
Mr. F. Abbott also read a paper on the moth, giving at the same time
extracts from English writers on the subject. Mr. Abbott intimated that a valuable report on the Moth had been made
by a Commission appointed by the American Government, and that he had
made application for a copy.

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. 5-6
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: 20 Nov 2012 03:43
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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