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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1899) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1899. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xxvii-xxxiii.

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Abstract

There was a large attendance at the
monthly meeting of the Royal Society of
Tasmania (the first of the 1899 session) at
the Museum on Tuesday, 11th April, when
Mr. Napier Bell's and other papers were
read. His Lordship the Bishop of Tasmania
(the Right Rev. Dr. Montgomery,
D.D.) Vice-President, presided.
The Secretary (Mr. Alex. Morton) read
a paper by Messrs. W. H. Twelvetrees,
F.G.S., and W. F. Petterd, C.M.Z.S., on
Hauyne-trachyte and allied rocks in the
district of Port Cygnet and Oyster Cove.
Mr. R. M. Johnston, F.L.S., spoke
eloquently of the splendid service rendered
by the two gentlemen in the geological and
mineralogical interests of the colony.
A paper by Mr. Robert Etheridge, jun.,
Curator of the Australasian Museum,
Sydney, was read by the Secretary,
Which he explained, was descriptive of a
Tasmanian species of Halysites, a fossil
coral obtained from the River Mersey.
In the absence of Mr. Napier Bell from
the meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania
on Tuesday evening, Mr. F. Back,
A.I.C.E., F.S.S., etc., read Mr. Bell's
paper on Macquarie Harbour entitled: "Macquarie Harbour: Its physical aspect and future prospects."
Mr. R. M. Johnston gave a geological
description of the rocks occupying the
basin of the Macquarie Harbour.

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: xxvii-xxxiii
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.

Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 00:11
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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