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


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1893) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1893. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xxiii-xxiv.

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There was a large attendance of Fellows and ladies at the meeting
of the Royal Society on Tuesday, 12th September. The following
telegram was read from Lord Gormanston's Private Secretary :

"Governor regrets that he cannot preside at meeting to-night." Sir
Lambert Dobson was therefore voted to the chair.
Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, K.G.B., LL.D., a distinguished patron and
promoter of the objects of the Society, was elected an honorary member.
Mr. Robert Kidsion, F.R.S.E., F.G.S., of Edinburgh, was elected a
corresponding member. Messrs. W. A. Harvey, M.R.C.S.E., and J.
N. Propsting were elected Fellows.
Mr. R. M. Johnston read an elaborate inquiry as to the varying
proportions of food and other articles embodied in " Cost of Living,"
in relation to average income ; together with observations relating to
the proportion which taxes on food and other articles bear in relation to
the total taxation of various countries. He said that the cost of living
in every country was almost as variable as the widely varying fortunes
of classes and individuals. It varied with the average wealth and
standard of living of countries as well as of individuals.
A meeting for October was not held.

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: xxiii-xxiv
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.

Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 06:29
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:48
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