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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1898) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of July, 1898. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. vii-viii.

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Abstract

The monthly meeting of the Royal
Society of Tasmania was held on Monday,
July 11, in the Art Gallery, Macquarie street.
The Hon. C. H. Grant, M.E.C.,
C.E., presided, and there was a crowded
attendance of ladies and gentlemen.
Mr. Alexander Morton, secretary and
librarian of the Society, read a paper
entitled "On the Genus Kraussina
in Tasmania," by Messrs. W. H. Twelvetrees,
F.G.S., and W. F. Petterd, C.M.Z.S.
Mr. Thomas Self read a paper on "Telegraphy
without wires," and made some
interesting experiments in the presence of
the audience.
Mr. Self said he looked upon Mr. Preece
as the father of signalling through space.
Rev. C. R. Pollock, F.R.G.S., delivered an
address on "Excavations in Egypt," illustrated
by 50 lantern slides, Mr. N.Oldham
manipulating the lantern.

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: vii-viii
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: 01 May 2013 00:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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