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Abstract of Proceedings of the Royal Society, June, July 1908

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1908) Abstract of Proceedings of the Royal Society, June, July 1908. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. v-ix.

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Abstract

June:
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at
the Museum on Tuesday evening, June 16, 1908.
Sir John Dodds, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant-Governor, in the
chair.
Messrs. L. F. S. Hore, B.A., Leonard Seal, and Joseph
Love, M.B., were elected Fellows of the Society.
A paper entitled:"On State Borrowing and Sinking Funds for the Redemption
of State Debts regarded from an Economical Point of View."
was read by R. M. Johnston, I.S.O., F.L.S.
Mr. Henry Baker gave an account of his recent visit to
the Furneaux Group to study the habits of the mutton-bird.
July:
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at
the Museum on Monday evening, July 13, 1908.
Paper read entitled: "On a recent visit to the River Gordon, illustrated by lantern
slides, with remarks on the need of reservation of land along
the banks of the River." By J. W. Beattie.
Mr R. M. Johnston exhibited some specimens of timber
which had been treated with Captain M'Fie's white-ant specific,
and pointed out that it not only preserved the wood from the
attacks of insects and fungi, but enabled it to take a beautiful
polish.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: v-ix
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: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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