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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1887

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1887) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1887. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. liii-lix.

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Abstract

The usual monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held on Monday evening, October 10th, 1887. The President, His Excellency Sir Robert Hamilton, occupied the chair at opening, and there was a moderate attendance of Fellows, and lady visitors. Includes a list of additions to the library during the month of September . The President made an announcement that more than a week ago Mr. Morton, our secretary, received a letter from Dr. Agnew, from Melbourne, in which he announced that he placed £500 at the disposal of the Royal Society, if they would undertake the trust, to give one more trial under the most favourable conditions to the introduction of a fresh supply of salmon ova for Tasmania and he expressed his wish that Sir Thomas Brady, who has already done so much in the selection of ova should be invited to select this batch in that stage of development, accompany it to Tasmania, and to see to its deposit in the Salmon Ponds here. Discussion on the papers presented and Mr. R. A. Bastow read a paper on a Building Rotifer : Mr. Morton stated that Mr. Arthur Brent, an enthusiastic collector of birds eggs, had informed him of the discovery of a nest and eggs of the common white hawk, Asturnovae-hollandiae, generally known as the Goshawk. in a gully near Austin's Ferry.

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: liii-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: 04 Dec 2012 05:01
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15677
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