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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1894

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1894) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1894. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. vi-ix.

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Abstract

The usual monthly meeting of the Royal Society was held on Monday,
June 11, under the presidency of the Hon. C, H. Grant, M.L.C.
The Secretary (Mr. A. Morton) tabled a work entitled " A voyage
towards the South Pole performed in the years 1822-24, containing an
examination of the Antarctic Sea to the 74deg. of latitude," by James
Weddell, Esq., presented by the Rev. J. B. W. Woollnough, M.A.,
M.H.A.; also " Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of
Tasmania for 1893." The Secretary drew attention to an innovation in
the latter volume, consisting of the inclusion of a form of bequest on
the lines adopted by many leading scientific societies.

Mr. Kingsmill said : The object of my paper, titled Medridian observations with the Hobart Transit instruments, is to bring under your
notice a piece of astronomical work done at the Hobart Observatory,
in the first instance by myself, and afterwards more completely by
Captain Cust, of the Dart. This work was the determination of the
meridian of the Hobart transit instrument by means of star observations
taken with the instrument itself. Mr. L. Rodway read some botanical notes on new and rare plants,
the chief interest centering on a further description of a eucalyptus
(described in 1886 by Mr. T. B. Moore, and named Eucalyptus muelleri,
after Baron von Mueller), from specimens found on the southern slope
of Mount Wellington, just below the Springs, where the tree attains a
height of 200ft. and more.

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: vi-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.

Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 05:05
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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