Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1867

Royal Society of Tasmania 1867 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1867' , Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 17-19 .

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The monthly evening meeting of Fellows was held on Tuesday, the
11th June, His Excellency Colonel T. Gore Browne, President, in the
chair. Including From Mr. S. H. Wintle, a collection of bones from a cave in the
Glenorchy district, with a descriptive letter addressed to the
Secretary, which was read to the meeting. From Mr. Wintle's description, Mr. Allport thought there could be little
doubt that the cavern had, at some not very remote period, formed the
residence of a native tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalm) . Many of the bones
still contained some trace of animal matter, and all exhibited the appearance
of having had the the flesh torn from them by beasts of prey—the
skull and smaller bones being almost invariably broken," as though to clear
out the brains. That tigers were at one time to be found near Hobart
Town there is little doubt, as he (Mr. Allport) once saw one within three
miles of the city—close to the present site of the reservoir, on the Sandy
Bay Rivulet.
Also Colonel Chesney exhibited several products, both in the crude and
refined state, obtained by the distillation of our shales and bituminous

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Royal Society of Tasmania
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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