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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of July, 1882

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1882) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of July, 1882. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xxxiii-xxxiv.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, 12th July, Mr. C. H, Grant 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. :— Mr. William Lees, of the Union Bank ; and Mr. C. W. Chapman, of Cascades. Includes meteorological returns for various locations and Presentations to the Museum. Mr. Barnard read " Some further Notes on the economic value of the aquatic plant, Tipha latifolia," illustrating its utility as a material for stuffing buoyant and life-saving mattresses in the case of shipwrecks and disasters at sea. Some conversation ensued, and an examination was made of the sample mattress, with a general expression in favour of its introduction into the marine service, its value being recognised from the fact that it was in use in the Italian Navy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: xxxiii-xxxiv
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 22:05
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15541
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