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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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Abstract

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 C. Nairn. 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."

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: viii-ix
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: 26 Nov 2012 22:57
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15515
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