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