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

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Abstract

The usual monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania, was held at the Museum on Monday evening, October 12th. Mr. James Barnard, Vice-President, occupied the chair, and about 20 Fellows were present. The following gentlemen, who had been previously nominated as Fellows, were balloted for and duly elected as Fellows of the Society, viz., Messrs. J. T. Triffet and T. A. Tabart. There was considerable amount of discussion on a quiver containing poisoned arrows used by the natives of the Malay Peninsula for hunting, Dr. Agnew said there was a considerable amount of discussion as to whether they maintained their poisonous qualities, and the Curator had told him that day that he had tried an experiment on a cat with a South Sea Island arrow by introducing the tip of one of the so-called poisoned arrows under the skin, and the cat received no damage or injury from it. A letter was read by the Honorary Secretary from Mr, A. B, Biggs, of Launceston, in regard to his paper on our earth tremors (read 9th June last) Mr. Brain, who is in charge of the coal mines at Longford, gave some information respecting them. Also included are additions to the Library and presentations to the museum.

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: cxlviii-cliii
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 21:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15603
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