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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1899) First meeting of the Historical and Geographical Section. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. liii-lvi.

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Abstract

The first meeting of the newly-formed
Historical and Geographical Section was
held on Friday, June 29th, 1899, at the
Royal Society's rooms. The President
(the Right Rev. H. H. Montgomery, D.D.),
presided.
A Paper was read by the President entitled, "A Survey of two early journeys westward"-Mr. W.S. Sharland in 1832 and Sir John Franklin in 1842.
Mr. J. B. Walker drew attention to
several of the explorers who had visited
the West Coast; also gave a list of important
papers relating to early Tasmania,
formerly the property of the late J. Reid
Scott.
Mr. T. Stephens referred to an old chart
or map of Tasmania, drawn by Mr. Hogan,
which has since been superseded by the
present map, and also to the track gone
over by the late Mr. Sharland and others.

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: liii-lvi
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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: 01 May 2013 00:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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