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Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania for the year 1883


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1883) Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania for the year 1883. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 3-31.

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Includes list of fellows and members, Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania, held at the Museum on Tuesday evening, 29th January, 1883 the Hon. Dr. Agnew in the chair.
Includes statement of funds,additions to the library 1883, list of donors to the Museum, plants introduced, exchanges of plants and seeds during 1883.
The usual Meteorological Observations have been regularly
received from the Government Observer. There are
now eight stations throughout the colony, furnished with
first-class instruments, and two additional will soon be
opened at King and Swan Islands. Weather telegrams
are sent daily to the Melbourne Observatory, whence a
forecast of the probable weather for the next 24 hours in
Bass' Straits, and on the Northern coast of Tasmania, is
daily received and exhibited at the chief Telegraph offices.
It is with the deepest regret the Council have to record
the death of the Museum’s Curator, Mr. Thomas Roblin. For many
years Mr. Roblin had been a most faithful, zealous, and
efficient officer. His quiet, unassuming manner, his readiness
to oblige, and his willingness on all occasions to afford
to enquirers every information in his power, secured him
the respect, esteem, and regard of every member with
whom he came in contact. Much of his excellent handiwork
will remain to bear enduring testimony to the admirable
manner in which he discharged the various duties of
his office.

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: pp. 3-31
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: 27 Nov 2012 03:29
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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