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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1866) Proceedings for the month of April, 1866. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. i-v. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The members of the Royal Society of Tasmania commenced their
session for the year 1886 at the Museum building on April 13. Mr.
James Barnard, vice-president, occupied the chair, and there were
also present the Acting-Chief Justice (His Honor Mr. Giblin), the
Premier, Dr. Agnew (who has acted as honorary secretary of the
Society for many years), the Minister of Lands (Hon. N. J. Brown),
and a fairly large number of ladies and gentlemen, 42 Fellows being
present.
New members were elected and various contributions were acknowledged-eg monthly reocrd meteorological observations for Melbourne from the Government Astronomer.
A paper was read on the "Geology of the New Zealand Alps" by Profssor F. W. Hutton. Mr. E. M. Johnston read a paper called "Notes on the Geology of Bruni Island". Colonel Legge read a portion of a paper illustrative of a catalogue
of the birds of the Colony entitled "Systematic List of the Tasmanian Birds."
Mr. Saville-Kent produced some specimens showing his success in
oyster culture at Oyster Cove.
Mr. J. R. McCance, F.R.A.S., produced some photographs by Mr.
Pickering, of the Lands Department, taken from sketches of sun spots, as
seen by Mr. McCance at the observatory on January 16.
The Curator read a letter from the Rev. H. R. Atkinson on the
subject of what he believed to be a new species of snake which he had
found near the mouth of the river Arthur.
A collection of New Guinea Butterflies, collected and presented to
the Museum by Lieut. Lucas, R.N., H.M.S. Raven, was greatly
admired.
109 young snakes were found inside a black snake (Hoplocephalus curtus).

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: i-v
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 12 Jun 2013 05:52
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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