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Royal Society of Tasmania, 1872 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for November,1872' , Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 46-49 .

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday,
the 12th November, M. Allport, Esq., V.P,, in the chair.Dr. Agnew produced a fern which had been sent to the Museum for
the purpose of determining the nature of the small scales which were
thickly distributed all over it, especially on the stems.-Several reports from farmers who had planted sugar-beet seed,
furnished by the Society, were read, the general experience being highly
in favour of the root as being very productive and excellent for fattening
stock of all kinds.-Mr. Barnard read his promised paper describing, in detail, from the
latest authorities, the best method of extracting the sugar from the
beet.-Mr. Stephens called attention to the specimen of bituminous shale
from Piper's River, and described its geological position.-A letter from Colonel Crawford (of Castra) was read in reference to
two parcels of seed from India, sent for planting,in the Society's Gardens.-A letter was read from Mr. Davis, Ark Inn, above New Norfolk, giving
a description of some very large fish, thirty or forty in number, which
had recently been seen on several occasions, and on each occasion higher
up the stream. The general belief was that they were salmon on their
way to spawn.-a letter was read in relation to the sighting of a huge monster cuttle-fish found on the east coast of the North Island, about
80 or 100 miles north of Cape Palliser.
-Mr. J. Swan introduced a subject of great practical interest—the
economic growth of Angora Wool.

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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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.

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