Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1881
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1881) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1881. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania . viii-ix.
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The usual monthly meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, the
14th June, Mr. T. Stephens, vice-president, in the chair.
The following gentlemen who had previously been nominated by the
Council were balloted for, and declared duly elected as Fellows of the
Society, viz., Messrs, Cecil J. Parsons, Frederick Mace, and Charles
The Chairman exhibited some specimens of the rocks of Port Cygnet,
together with rolled pebbles from the drift of the Huon Valley, which
had been forwarded to the Museum; and remarked that the latter were
representatives of rocks not now found in situ within the settled districts
of the south, and that with reference to the question of the auriferous
capabilities of Port Cygnet there was not yet much that could be
added to the information already communicated to the Society.
The Hon. Secretary read a paper contributed by Professor E. Tate,
Assoc, Linn, Soc, F.G.S., "On Type Species of Tasmanian Shells, unrecorded
in the 'Census of Tasmanian Shells.'"
The Chairman read, "Notes on a species of Zierla (Z. veronica)" by
Augustus Simson, F.L.S., with its identification by Baron von Mueller.
Mr. E. J. Crouch, M.R.C.S., Eng., read a paper on "The Queen's
Domain, with suggestions for its improvement."
|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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