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

Royal Society of Tasmania 1891 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1891' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , xxiv-xxvii .

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held on
Monday evening, October 12th, the President (His Excellency Sir Robert
G. C. Hamilton, K.C. B.,) in the chair, a large number of ladies and
members being present.
The President said before calling upon the Secretary to give a report
on the progress of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of
Science he was sorry to have to inform the members that Sir Wm.
MacGregor had wired to him stating that he would be unable to be present
at the meeting to be held in January. His Excellency said he was
pleased to say that he had a letter from his friend Sir Robert. Ball,
Astronomer Royal of Ireland, who, although unable to be present, had
promised to forward a paper to the astronomical section.
His Excellency said before calling upon Mr. Johnston to read his
paper, he would like to say that at the last meeting Mr. Montague
Jones had, owing to some oversight, been unable to reply to those who
took part in the discussion following Mr. Jones' paper, and he would
now ask Mr. Jones to reply.
Mr. Jones said in a discussion which followed the reading of the paper
on electric traction Mr. Fincham appeared to associate the "storage
system " with the practical operation of electric trams, but it was clearly
pointed out that the "storage" up to the present time was an ideal
method, and that the "overhead system " was the only one of practical

Mr. A. J. Ogilvy drew attention to some caves at Rocky Mouth that
he had visited, and had been dwelling places of natives. On examination
he felt sure many interesting relics might be found.
Mr. Taylor, in reply, said he felt very pleased at the great interest
his paper had caused, and promised to lay before the Society any
further information he might obtain, and also he would be pleased to
present to the Museum any specimens he might have in duplicate.
Mr. W. A. Weymouth exhibited a magnificent collection of Tasmanian
mosses collected and mounted by him. The collection consisted
of many species, Mr. Weymouth kindly promising to present a mounted
set to the Museum.
Capt. Shortt, R.N., also exhibited a choice collection of photographs
of the '* milky way and nubecutoe," taken at the Sydney
Observatory, 1890. No meeting was held in November.

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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