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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1905) Abstract of Proceedings for October, 1905. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. lxi-lxii.

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A meeting of the Royal Society
was held at the Museum on Tuesday, the 10th inst. His Excellency
the Governor (Sir Gerald Strickland,
K.C.M.G.) presided.
The first business was the balloting for
a new member, Dr. E. M. Owens being
unanimously elected.
The secretary (Mr. Alex. Morton)drew attention to two very noteworthy exhibits.One was a fine specimen
of a rainbow trout, weighing 4 1/2 lb.,
which had been placed in Lake Dulverton,
an inch in length on November 21,
1903.
The other
exhibit was a specimen of wolframite
(tungstate of iron), which had recently
been found at Ben Lomond, and would
probably prove to be one of the most
valuable minerals ever discoered in Tasmania.
An important circular was read from
Sir Norman Lockyer, president of the
organising committee, stating that an association
was being organised under the
name of the British Science Guild, with
the object of insisting upon the importance
of applying scientific methods to
every branch of the affairs of the nation.
The Chairman then called for a discussion
on the Philological paper read at the
last meeting by Professor Hermann Ritz,
of the Tasmanian University,
Mr. R. M. Johnston, Government Statistician,
said that the subject was a very
difficult one to follow, too difficult, indeed,,
for anyone to criticise who had not made
it a special study.
Mr. H. C. Kingsmill, M.A., then read a
short paper, entitled "A New Range
Finder."
Mr. W. E. Masters, B.A., LL.B., next
delivered a very lengthy and fluent address
on "Stereoscopic Photograpny," illustrated
by numerous diagrams.

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: lxi-lxii
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.

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