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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1883) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1883. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. lvi-lix.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Monday, 13th August, T. Stephens, Esq., V.P., in the chair. The Secretary drew the special attention of the meeting to the valuable collection of books received during the past month from the United States Government, the Smithsonian and other scientific institutions in America, in exchange for the Society's Transactions. Also to the numerous publications of various learned bodies, in England and elsewhere, received in the same manner. The Rev. J. Wilkes Simmons read a letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Geographical Society of Australasia, enclosing printed copy of rules, and asking for co-operation from the friends of Geographical Science in Hobart in forming a branch Society. Mr. R. M. Johnston read a "Notice of Additions to the list of Tasmanian Fishes, containing a description of a new species (Olistherops Brownii), and particularly referring to the recent successful introduction, by the Salmon Commissioners, into the Colony from New Zealand, of a species of Trout (Salmo fontinalis), a native of the rivers and lakes of North America. Captain Shortt read some introductory "Notes on earthquake shocks in reference to those reported to have recently occurred in the North and North-eastern parts of the island." Mr. R. M. Johnston drew the attention of the members to two important articles, in the Geological Magazine for April and June, 1883, upon the Tertiary Flora of Australia. In introduciug his paper Mr. Johnston remarked that the two species now described by him (Chilodactylus carponemus. Parkinson, the "Old Man Perch," and Sphyraena Nova Hollandiae, Gunther." "The Port Phillip Pike") were not embraced in his original catalogue of the fishes of Tasmania (1882).Includes meteorological observations and time of leafing, flowering and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Botanic Gardens during July

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: lvi-lix
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: 27 Nov 2012 03:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15553
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