Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1891

Royal Society of Tasmania 1891 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1891' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , viii-xi .

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The monthly meeting of this Society was held on June 9, the President,
His Excellency Sir R. G- C. Hamilton, K.C.B , presiding.
The Secretary laid on the table the published papers and proceedings
of the Society for the year 1890.
His Excellency said that at the last meeting of the Royal Society
a resolution was passed asking the Council to wait on Ministers to
ascertain whether they would be prepared to recommend Parliament
to vote a certain sum towards the expenses of the Antarctic
expedition under Baron Nordenskiold. Before, however, any action
was taken by the Council, an intimation was received from Ministers
that they had determined to ask Parliament for £300 towards the proposed
expedition. He telegraphed that fact to Baron Von Mueller, and
received the following telegram in reply :—" Grateful for support
Tismanian Government to Nordenskiold expedition. Thi3 greatly
strengthens the whole cause." He did not know how far the matter
had progressed since, but thought it satisfactory that in Tasmania
everything had been done that could be expected in this matter.
His Excellency thought it desirable that a progress report should
be made by Mr. Morton in reference to the arrangements for the
approaching meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement
of Science.
Mr. Morton said that he had sent out 950 circulars to members of
the Association and others throughout Australia requesting them to
notify whether they intended to be present, although he had not
received one quarter of the replies expected.
His Excellency said that there had recently appeared in the Press
an account of some caves recently discovered at Southport. Mr.
Morton formed one of the party who visited the caves, and brought
away some specimens, and he thought it would be interesting to hear
from him an account of that visit.
No meeting was held in July.

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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