Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1880
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1880) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1880. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 8-9.
|PDF - Requires a PDF viewer|
The monthly evening meeting of the Society, which was very
numerously attended, was held at the Museum on Monday, the 13th
September ; His Honor Mr. Justice Dobson, V.P., in the chair.
Mr. V. W. Hookey, who had previously been nominated by the
council, was balloted for, and declared duly elected as a Fellow of the
The Secretary informed the meeting that a fragment of a paper, by
the late Mr. T. G. Gregson, on the habits and manners of the Tasmanian
Aborigines, had been placed in his hands for perusal. The first portion
of the paper referred particularly to the general treatment of the natives
by the white population, but as that subject was fully treated of in
" West's History of Tasmania," it could be of little interest to the
meeting ; the remaining portion, however, giving Mr. Gregson's impressions
from personal observation of the Aborigines, was, he thought, of
sufficient interest to warrant its being read.
|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.|
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
|Deposited By:||UTAS ePrints officer|
|Deposited On:||22 Nov 2012 17:49|
|Last Modified:||22 Nov 2012 17:49|
|ePrint Statistics:||View statistics for this ePrint|
Repository Staff Only: item control page