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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1884) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of July, 1844. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. lxxii-lxxvii.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Royal Society was held on Monday, July 7, Mr. James Barnard, V.P., in the chair. Mr. Wentworth Hardy, who had previously been nominated by the council, was balloted for, and declared duly elected as a Fellow of the society. Includes time of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Royal Society's Gardens during June, 1884.Meteorological observations made at the Adelaide Observatory and other places in South Australia and the Northern Territory, by Mr. C. Todd, Government Astronomer. Colonel Legge presented two specimens of birds to the Society one an owl (the brown fish owl, Ketupa ceylonensis), and the other a kite (the Indian pariah kite, Milvus govinda.)The Australian kite, of which there was no specimen at present in the Museum, was darker than the other, and showed an unmistakable difference. It was curious that no species of kite was found in Tasmania; that, though it was found in Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia, it had not crossed the Straits. The bird was well known in India, where it frequently flew about the streets, and attacked boys carrying provisions: it was also a great attendant in the fishing nets in the morning. Mr. Stephens directed attention to an interesting rock specimen from the Upper Huon district, discovered and presented to the Museum by Mr. Charles Glover, who was well known as the pioneer in mineral explorations in the South-west. Discussion ensued in regards to the specimen and a collection of zoophytes from Mr. Charpentier.

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: lxxii-lxxvii
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: 06 Dec 2012 05:28
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15707
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