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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1879) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1879. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 7-8.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Monday, the 9th June. His Excellency the Governor in the chair. The Secretary read a paper "On some Tasmanian Trochidae," by the Rev. J. E. Tenison-Woods, F.G.S., F.L.S., Cor. Mem. Roy. Socs. Tas., N.S. Wales, Victoria, and the N. Zealand Institute. His Excellency informed the meeting, as indicative of the attention now paid in other parts of the world to the Blue Gum, that he had recently received from the Consul General of Algeria a request for a supply of the seed. The request would immediately be complied with, and seed of the Silver Wattle would be forwarded at the same time. Mr. E. Swan had noticed in a recent paper that the introducing of the Blue Gum to the Cape of Good Hope or to America had been attended with the drawback that certain insects had accompanied it, which had proved destructive to many of the indigenous trees. might afford some interesting information on this subject. The Secretary read a highly complimentary notice of the Society from the Australasian of the 7th instant, in a review of the published proceedings for 1877. No meeting held in July, in consequence of the death of Sir Robert Officer, Vice-President.

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. 7-8
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: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15463
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