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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1888.


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1888) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1888. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xxvii-xxxiv.

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The usual monthly meeting of this Society was held at the Museum on Monday, the 8th October, the president (His Excellency, Sir Robert G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B.) in the chair. There was a large attendance of Fellows of the Society. Includes a list of additions to the Library during the months of August and September. The Secretary, Mr. Morton, read a letter from the curator of the Technological Museum, Sydney, respecting a cutting from the Pharmaceutical Journal to the effect that a M. Guilmeth had discovered in Tasmania a mammoth deposit of honey, the work of native bees, and asking for information as to the probabilities of the story contained in the paragraph, which spoke of M. Guilmeth having come upon a grove of gigantic Eucalyptus trees, from '260ft. to 390ft. high. Mr. W. F. Petterd, F.Z S., read a paper entitled "Contributions for a systematic catalogue of the aquatic shells of Tasmania”, in which the author expressed his intention, in a series of papers. In the absence of Mr. T. Stephens, F.G.S., Mr, Morton read some notes from that gentleman on the rare Eucalyptus cordata, which had been sent to the author by the Rev. C. J. Brammall from Nelson's Tier, where he found it growing abundantly over a range of from 6 to 10 miles from Sorell. This species of Eucalypt was noted in the transactions of the Royal Society for 1881, and had been described as named by Labillardiere in 1793. The Hon. W. H, Burgess, M.H.A., brought forward the question of an exhibition of pictures from the British Art Society in Tasmania. He wished for some help in inducing the Society of British Artists to send an exhibition of pictures, which were being sent to Sydney, to Tasmania after they left that city.

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: xxvii-xxxiv
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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