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Abstract of Proceedings for the months of April-May, 1911

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1911) Abstract of Proceedings for the months of April-May, 1911. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xi-xv. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The first monthly general meeting, of the Society was held
at the Museum on Monday evening, April 10th, 1911. Mr. R.
M. Johnston occupied the chair.
Mr. L. Rodway read a paper on "The Hymenogastracese of
Tasmania." Dr. Fritz Noetling read a paper on "Percussion Marks on
Siliceous Rocks." Mr. R. Hall read a paper in regard to the feather tracts
of Sphenura, a bird found only in South-West and South-East
Australia.
MAY 8th, 1911.
The general monthly meeting of the Society was held at
the Museum on Monday evening. May 8th, 1911, Hon. G. H.
Butler, a vice-president, in the chair.
Mr. R. Hall read a letter from Professor Orme Masson, of
the Melbourne University, president of the Australasian Association
for the Advancement of Science, requesting him to take
steps to form a Tasmanian sub-committee to assist in the collection
of funds for the Antarctic expedition to be undertaken by
Dr. Douglas Mawson.
MAY 22nd, 1911.
A special meeting of the Royal Society was held at the
Museum on Monday evening, May 22, 1911 for the purpose of
considering the new rules drawn up by the committee appointed
for the purpose at the last annual general meeting. Hon. Dr.
Butler occupied the chair.
On rule 4, "The society shall consist of ordinary members,
honorary members, and corresponding members,"
Mr. T. Stephens said that it was also proposed to do away
with the title "Fellow," and substitute "member." He was
quite in accord with that, as there was no qualification for
Fellows, but he did not think it could be done without the
repeal or amendment of the Royal Society Act.
It was decided that the new rules should come into force
on January 1, 1912, and that in the meantime they should be
referred back to the drafting committee for arrangement in
suitable sequence.

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: xi-xv
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 22 May 2013 05:12
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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