Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of November, 1885.
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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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
|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.|
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
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