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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1893


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1893) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1893. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. i-iii.

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The first monthly meeting of the 1893 session of the Royal Society of
Tasmania was held on Monday, April 10. The Acting-President (Sir
Lambert Dobson) took the chair. There was a moderate attendance of
ladies and members. Mr. E. D. Peters, M.D., M.E.C., was elected a
corresponding member, and Messrs. A. MacAulay, M.A., W. Jethro
Brown, M.A., LL.D., and W. H. Williams, M.A., were elected Fellows.
Mr James Barnard, a Vice-President, said that before commencing
proceedings he thought it was only becoming to acknowledge and
welcome the presence of Sir Lambert Dobson in his changed position.
On behalf of the Council and Fellows he offered the Administrator
hearty congratulations on his assumption of the Presidential chair
officially as Governor of the colony for the time being.
The Secretary (Mr. A. Morton) read an interesting paper contributed
by Mr. T. B. Moore, F.B.G.S., Strahan, entitled "Discovery of Glaciation
in Tasmania."
Mr. R. M. Johnston, in some complimentary remarks on the paper,
observed that its title was rather unfortunate, inasmuch that one of the
main facts known for 30 years in connection with the Western highlands
was the abundant evidence of glaciation. With that exception he
regarded the paper as a very valuable contribution, and thanked the
writer accordingly.
Major-General Tottenham made some remarks on "The rough
testing of mineral springs," in which he said that in a country so rich in
minerals as Tasmania there must be mineral springs, wells, and creeks
in unusual numbers.

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: i-iii
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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 04:48
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