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Abstract of Proceedings for November, 1905

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1905) Abstract of Proceedings for November, 1905. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. lxiii-lxiv.

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Abstract

His Excellency the Governor, Sir
Gerald Strickland, K.C.M.G., preedded
at the monthly meeting of the Royal
Society of Tasmania last evening.
Captain Hutton was president of the Australasian
Association of Science at its
Hobart meeting. He moved,—"That the
news of Captain Hutton's death be recorded
on the minutes with deep regret.
Mr. R. M. Johnston read a paper on
the subject of old-age pensions, apart
from political aspects of the question,
dealing with the ethical and economic
aspects of it.
Dr. Elkington read an exceedingly intereisting
and instructive paper on "Tropical
Australia—Is it fitted for a working
white race?" He first answered the
question, "What is tropical Australia."
Dr. Gerard Smith, with the aid of Lantern
slides manipulated by Mr. Nat
Oldham, gave an exceedingly interesting
and instnictive address on architectural
forms, and the different kinds of temples,
pyraimids, etc., of ancient Egypt,
with explanations of their ethnological
significance.

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: lxiii-lxiv
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: 23 Apr 2013 06:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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