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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1889) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of May, 1889. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. vi-viii.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting was held on May lith. The President, His
Excellency Sir Robert G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B., presided.
Mr. R, Price- Williams was introduced as a visitor.
Mr. Barnard desired, on behalf of the Royal Society, of which he
was one of the oldest vice-presidents, to thank His Excellency for
the part taken by him in that afternoon's proceedings relative to
the new wing now added to the Museum building. He referred to the
small beginnings in the matter of a museum first taken up by the
Tasmanian Scientific Institution, of which Institution only two members
—Dr. Agnew and himself—now remained alive. They then had an
exhibition of specimens in a room in Macquarie-street without any
attempt at classification. He congratulated the Royal Society on the
progress made, and also the Museum Trustees on the fine addition
to their building, for despite the fact that there were some persons
who regarded the Museum and Royal Society as separate institutions, he
could not in his mind separate them, for they had one object, the
advancement and increase of knowledge. He also referred in congratulatory
terms respecting the movement in the direction of an art
gallery. Various papers were presented.

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: vi-viii
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: 23 Jan 2013 05:40
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