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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1908) Abstract of Proceedings of the Royal Society, April-May 1908. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. ii-v.

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Abstract

April-A Meeting of the Society for the transaction of ordinary
business, and the reconsideration of the Balance-sheet submitted
with the Annual Report for 1907, was held at the
Museum on Wednesday evening, April 7, 1908.
Mr. T. Stephens, M.A., F.G.S., in the chair.
In reference to the question of the reconsideration of the
Balance-sheet for 1907, the Chairman announced that Mr.
Bernard Shaw, their recently-appointed Honorary Treasurer,
had taken a great deal of trouble in going through the accounts
of the Society for the last four years, and would now furnish
any information that was required on the subject.
-The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at
the Museum on Monday evening, April 13, 1908.
Mr. Russell Young in the chair.
The Secretary to the Council (Mr. Robert Hall) notified
the receipt of valuable literature from kindred societies in all
parts of the world, from Russia, Argentina, Canada, the Mediterranean
countries, and Great Britain. The Smithsonian
Institute, U.S.A., had sent books of very great value.
Mr. Hall then gave an account of the travels of himself
and friend through Siberia to Moscow and St. Petersburg, and
then on to London.
May-The monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at the
Museum on Monday evening, May 11, 1908.
Mr. T. Stephens, M.A., F.G.S., in the chair.
The folowing paper was read.—
Notes on a Chipped Boulder from near Kempton. By
Fritz Noetling, M.A., Ph.D.
Mr. R. M. Johnston said the specimen Dr. Noetling had
exhibited to them that evening was one of the most interesting
that had been found in Tasmania.
Mr.
R. M. Johnston exhibited a small specimen of a mountain
trout (Galaxias truttaceus), captured by Mr. Tute at
the Great Lake, which had an abnormal development in the
shape of two mouths.
Air. A. J. Taylor made some remarks on the so-called bulrush
caterpillar (Sphaeria robertsia). He said the caterpillar
is interesting because of the peculiar way in which it
becomes the host of a vegetable form of life, which uses up
the animal structure of the caterpillar for its own nourishment.
Dr. Noetling exhibited two minerals found by him at Gad's
Hill and at Barn Bluff

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: ii-v
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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