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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1884) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1884. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. lxxxvii-xci.

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held on Monday, October 13. Mr. James Barnard, vice-president, occupied the chair. A large number of Fellows were present. Mr. J.W. Clunies Koss,B. Sc.,F.G.S.,Etc, Etc., London, was introduced as a visitor. The following gentlemen having been previously nominated by the Council, were duly elected as fellows of the Society:—Messrs. A. Giblin, A. J. Robertson, A. I. Clark, and A. Morton. The hon. secretary brought forward the usual returns, including the time of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Royal Society's Gardens duing September, 1884. List of additions to the library, September, 1884.List of presentations to the Museum including mammals such as a Tasmanian tiger and four young ones, Thylacinus cyanocephalus, birds, such as Laughing jackass and a Wedge tailed eagle. Donations of fishes, mollusca, reptiles and crusacea. Several papers were read:"The River Derwent: note upon the flood of 23rd September, 1884," by Mr. A. Mault. Mr. R.M. Johnston read a paper on "Observatons on six rare fishes, recently captured in Tasmanian waters:-Callanthias Allportiis Latris ciliaris, Erythrichthys nitidus, Centriscus scolopax, Labrichthys Mortonii nov. sp., Oligorus gigas." Mr. J. R. McClymont, M. A., read a paper entitled, "Tentative list of Navigators who visited Van Diemen's Land prior to September, 1803." Discussion arose as to the importance and purchasing of material on this subject.

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: lxxxvii-xci
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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