Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1885.

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A monthly meeting of the Society—the first of the session of 1885

was held at the Royal Society's rooms, on Tuesday, April 14. There
was a large attendance of Fellows. Mr. James Barnard, vice-president,
occupied the chair.
The following gentlemen were elected Fellows :—The Premier (Hon.
Adye Douglas, M.L.C.), Mr. Justice Giblin ; Messrs. E. Edmondson,
Joseph Davies (Beaconsfield), H. J. Burnett, J. C. Hadley, G. H.
Edwards, J. F. MacMullen, Arthur Butler, H. T. Maning, and the
Rev. T. M. O'Callaghan.
The Hon. Secretary (Dr. Agnew), said that amongst the novelties
laid on the table that evening was a catalogue of the library, prepared
by the Curator, and which had long been a great desideratum, and it had
been compiled now with such completeness that it would be a very
valuable possession for some time to come. It was so arranged that
any books received in the future could have their names inserted in the
proper place. Mr. Morton deserved the greatest credit for the assiduity
and ability which he had shown in the compilation of this very useful
book, and thanks were not only due to him, but also to the Government
for kindly allowing it to be printed at the Government printing office,
and so saving the society a great deal of expense. The officers of
the department, Messrs. Strutt and Grahame, had shown such an
amount of attention, care, skill, and interest in the mechanical
part of the work that he could hardly find words to thank them.
Mr. E. D. Swan said the absence of the Woodpecker wao, according
to Gould, owing to the Australian trees shedding their bark, so that
the beaks of the birds would not be required to bore into the trees to
get insects for food.
Col. Legge said it would be very interesting to acclimatise them here
and see the result. Also included are additions to the Library, presentations to the museum and time of leafing, fruiting and flowering of a few standard plants in the Royal Societies gardens’ during March, 1885

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: 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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