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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1883) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1883. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. lii-liv.

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, 12th June, C. H. Grant, Esq., in the chair. The following gentlemen, who had been previously nominated by the Council, were balloted for and declared duly elected as Fellows of the Society, viz.. Captain Shortt, R.N., Mr. William Humphrey Page, Bengal Civil Service, and Mr. James Fincham, C.E. Specimen from Dr. Haast, Director of Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand-the caudal vertebrae of a Moa [Dinornis giganteus). The attention of the meeting was called to a collection of beautifully preserved fossils from the Tertiary Beds at Table Cape, which had been forwarded by the owner, Mr. Tofft, for exhibition only. Mr. F. Abbott read a paper entitled "Notes on New Plants introduced into the Royal Society's Gardens during 1882." The Rev. J. Wilkes Simmons remarked that on his recent visit to Sydney he had sought information as to the newly-formed Geographical Society of Australasia, referred to at last meeting, and read the following note on the subject:—"The objects of the Geographical Society of Australasia are scientific, commercial, and educational." Includes meteorological observations from various locations and notes on the Time of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Botanic Gardens during May

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: lii-liv
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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