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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1891


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1891) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1891. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xii-xx.

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The monthly meeting of this Society was held on Monday evening,
August 17. The President, His Excellency Sir R. G. C. Hamilton,
K.C.B., presided, there was a large attendance of Fellows, also a
number of ladies.
Dr. 0. Burchard, of Hamburg, was elected a corresponding member,
and the following to be members :—Walter Spencer, M.D., Launceston;
W. F. M. Shells, M.R.C.S.E. ; George Henry Gibson, M.B. and
CM., Edinburgh ; Wm. Earle, Mount Zeehan ; Ernest Milton Law,
and Wm. Dubrelle Weston.
The Secretary read the following letter from Captain Fairchild, of
the New Zealand Government steamer Hinemoa.—" Wellington, June
3, 1891 :—I see your Government has prohibited sealing on the
Macquarie Island. It is a wise step, because if it had gone on a few
years longer there would not have been a seal or a sea elephant left on
the island. I think the penguins (the king penguin Aptenodytes longirostris)
should be protected for, say, five years on Macquarie Island,
or else they will soon be all gone. The Secretary, in the absence of the author, read notes on the Mount
Lyell district by Mr. F. Danvers-Power, F.G.S., being a rejoinder to
criticisms by members of the Society on the paper recently written by him
on that subject. Also includes list of additions to the Library.

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: xii-xx
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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Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:47
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