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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of November, 1884


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1884) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of November, 1884. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xcii-xcviii.

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania, the last of the present session, was held on Monday, November 17, His Honor the Deputy Governor (Hon. W. L. Dobson, F.L.S.) in the chair. The Chairman apologised for the absence of the hon. secretary (Hon. Dr. Agnew), who had been called away to Melbourne. The following were then duly elected as Fellows of the Society :—Miss E. C. Poynter, Signor A. G. D. Bernacchi ; Messrs. H. L. Swift, J. W. C. Ross, B.Sc, F.G.S., W.A. Weymouth, E. Wallack, J.P., J. Andrew, J. W. Syme, R. A. Bastow, H. I. Rooke, M.H.A. Includes list of additions to the library, list of presentations to the Museum. Papers were read by Mr. Saville-Kent: "Notes on the Infusorial parasites of the Tasmanian white ants." Mr. H.C Kingsmill: "On the determination of a true meridian." A. B. Biggs. Mr. R. M. Johnston, F.L.S., read a paper in reply to Mr. A. B. Biggs' paper entitled, "A rejoinder to Mr. A. B. Biggs' criticism of observations made in respect of the observed periodicity of the death-rate, etc." Commander Shortt, R.N., Meteorological Observer, read a paper, entitled "Earthquake shocks in Tasmania during the years 1883-1884." A further explanatory paper on the same subject by Mr. J. C. Ross, B.Sc, F.G.S., illustrated by models and diagrams, showing various rough forms of seismometer, by the use of which the tremors or shocks might be more accurately recorded. Mr. E. D. Swan drew attention to an extremely rare nest and egg of the common blackcap (Melithreptus melanocephalus), which bad been taken at Austin's Ferry, Bridgewater, and presented to the museum by Miss A. Brent, Roseneath. On closing the meeting the chairman notes they had gained 50 new members, and said he would also like to mention that they had no less than 28 papers read before them during the last session, many of them being of very great interest and value.

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: xcii-xcviii
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.
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 03:01
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