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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1892

Royal Society of Tasmania 1892 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1892' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , i-vi .

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The first monthly evening meeting of the session of the Royal
Society was held at the Museum on Tuesday, April 12. Mr. C. H.
Grant presided. An apology for absence was received from His
Excellency the Governor, Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B., LL.D.,
President of the Society.
The Secretary (Mr. Alex. Morton) introduced a new member of the
Society, Mr. John Goodall, civil engineer.
The Secretary said that Mr. Leonard Rodway was preparing a
" Handbook of the Botany of Tasmania," which he wished to bring
out under the auspices of the Society. Mr. Rodway was present, and
would explain the purport of his work. The Secretary pointed out that a work like Mr. Rodway's could not
be published at the expense of the Royal Society, but the Royal Society
might take it in hand, and approach the Government and get it published
under similar conditions as Mr. R. M. Johnston's valuable work.
Geology of Tasmania entitled, " The Geology of Tasmania." No doubt the Government would
recognise the importance of this work as they did with that of Mr.
Johnston, and make provision for its publication.
Mr, W, E. Shoobridge read a paper entitled " Tasmanian Apples in
London." He said :—The export of Tasmanian apples to London opens
up a wide and interesting field of inquiry to the student of physical
science, as well as a source of profit to Tasmanian growers, and pleasure
to consumers in England. The Secretary read a paper contributed by Mr. J. Shirley, B.Sc, of
Queensland, a corresponding member, on " A list of the known lichens
of Tasmania," and one by Mr. A. T. Urquhart on "Some Tasmanian
spiders," from a collection supplied by Mr. A. Morton, curator of the
Tasmanian Museum. The other papers on the agenda were held over
till next meeting.

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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