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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1888) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1888. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xxi-xxvi.

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society was held at the Tasmanian Museum on August 13th. The president (His Excellency, Sir Robert G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B.), occupied the chair. Mr. Alex. Morton read a letter from Mr. G. Thureau, F.G.S., calling the attention of the society to the following announcement which appeared in the illustrated Leipziger News of .July 10, 1887 : —" Dr. Albucht von Groddeck, Royal Mining Counsellor and Director of the United Mining Academy and School of Mines, at Clauthsal, Hanover, on the 18th June, 1887, 50 years of age." The deceased gentleman was a foreign correspondent of the Society. Includes list of additions to the library during July. Extensive discussion on the Paper “The Problem of Malthus stated” by Mr R.M. Johnston as well as discussion on Mr James Andrews “Notes in reference to Scott's Track, via Lake St. Clair, to the West Coast of Tasmania." Mr. R. M. Johnston read the following paper, which was contributed by Mr. Joseph Davies, the manager of the Tasmania gold mine at Beaconsfield :” Extraordinary phenomenon at Beaconsfield.” — "Being connected with the Tasmania mine, and a resident in that district since 1877, I have had the pleasure of witnessing a very extraordinary phenomenon, which has been perceptibly in operation during the past three years.” Bishop Sandford mentioned the matter of Antarctic exploration and Mr. A. J. Taylor drew attention to the destruction of the native opossum, and said that something like 75 per cent, of the animals killed had young in the pouch at the time and he thought the Society should make representations to the Government for the protection of the animals.

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: xxi-xxvi
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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