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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1895

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1895) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1895. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xxii-xxiv.

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Abstract

The usual monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, August 10th,
Mr. T. Stephens, M.A., F.G.S., Vice-President, in the chair.
The Secretary (Mr. Morton) read apologies from Sir James Agnew
Colonel Legge, and Messrs. James Barnard and A. G. Webster. The secretary read two papers by Colonel Legge, R.A., " Timber
found beneath alluvial drift at Swansea,"The fan-tailed cuckoo in Tasmania"; "Notes on the occurrence of the Southern Stone Plover (Edicnemus grallarius) in Tasmania" by Alex Morton; "Proofs of glaciation at low levels in Tasmania" by T.B. Moore, F.R.G.S.. New Guinea stone adzes. The Secretary submitted six stone adzes, which, he said, were the
finest specimens he had ever seen. They were of a kind of greenstone, the heaviest being lO 3/4 in. in length and 10 1/2 in, in girth. The adzes were
from the Fly River, New Guinea, and were presented to the Museum
by the Rev. James Chalmers with other valuable and interesting ethnological
specimens. The Chairman, in moving the customary votes of thanks to the
writers of the papers submitted, took the opportunity of commenting
upon some of them. Regarding the specimen of wood submitted
by Colonel Legge, he said he would not be at all surprised to find
that it was some resinous sort of pine and not a eucalypti. The
ornithological papers by Colonel Legge and Mr. Morton were most
interesting to lovers of natural history. Mr. Moore also deserved
the thanks of the Society for his paper, which was valuable, considered
as the result of careful observations.
The meeting then concluded.

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: xxii-xxiv
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: 05 Aug 2013 05:05
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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