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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1885) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of November, 1885. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. cliii-clxii.

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Abstract

The monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania, the last of the session of 1885, was held on Monday evening, Nov. 16, at the Museum, James Barnard, Esq., V.P., in the chair. The Bishop of Tasmania, several ladies, and a large number of Fellows were present. Captain J. Shortt, E,.N., Meteorological Observer, made a few remarks on a paper on Earthquake Shocks, by Mr. A. B. Biggs, Launceston, read at the last Society's meeting. He said he wished first to point out the inconsistencies of Mr. Biggs in his many letters to the Press on the earthquake shocks that have been experienced both in Tasmania and on the Continent of Australia since April, 1883. An interesting paper was read, entitled " The scientific treatment of waste material," by Mr. W. H. Charpentier. The paper dealt chiefly with the utilisation of waste material now lost every day. As local instances he referred to the waste of tar from the gas works, and of refuse from the slaughter-house, which were allowed to go into the river, and showed how the utilisation of such material became valuable Industries in other countries. Also included are additions to the Library, presentations to the museum and time of leafing, fruiting and flowering of a few standard plants in the Royal Societies gardens during October, 1885

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: cliii-clxii
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: 29 Nov 2012 21:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15600
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