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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1909) Abstract of Proceedings for the months of April-November 1909. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. i-xii. ISSN 0080-4703

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MAY 3, 1909.
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at the
Museum on Monday evening. May 3, 1909.
His Excellency the Governor, Sir Gerald Strickland,
K.C.M.G. (President) in the chair.
Papers read: "Records of Tasmanian Botanists". By J. H. Maiden,
F.L.S., Director of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney. (Corresponding
Member.)
"A peculiar group of Tronattas". By Fritz Noetling, M.A.,
Ph.D., etc.
"Red Ochre and its uses by the Aborigines of Tasmania".
By Fritz Noetling. M.A., Ph.D.. etc.
JUNE 14, 1909.
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at the
Museum on Monday evening, June 14, 1909.
Mr. Bernard Shaw, I.S.O., in the chair.
Papers read: "The Minerals of Tasmania". By W. F. Petterd, C.M.Z.S. "Tasmanian Onagraceae". By L. Rodway, Government
Botanist. "The Speech of the Tasmanian Aborigines". By Hermann B. Ritz, M.A.
JULY 12, 1909.
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at the
Museum on Monday evening, July 12, 1909.
Sir John S. Dodds, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant-Governor, in the
chair. The following papers were read: "Notes on the occurrence of a Fossil Tree embedded in
Drift on the North-West Coast of Tasmania". By T. Stephens,
M.A, F.G.S. "Rocks used in the manufacture of Tronattas". By Fritz
Noetling, M.A., Ph.D., etc.
Mr. L. Rodway exhibited a branch of a black currant tree,
which carried the winter spores of a destructive disease to black
current and gooseberry trees, called Nectria cinnibarina.
AUGUST 9, 1909.
A special General Meeting of the Society was held, after due
notice, at the Museum on Monday evening, August 9, 1909.
Mr. Bernard Shaw, I.S.O., in the chair. The following paper was read: "On the applications of Multenions to Metageometry". By
Professor Alex. McAulay, M.A.
SEPTEMBER 13, 1909.
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at
the Museum on Monday evening, September 13. 1909.
Mr. Bernard Shaw, I.S.O., in the chair. ELECTION OF FELLOWS.
Mr. Russell Young, jun., was elected a Fellow of the Society. Papers read: "A Contribution to the Geology of Tasmania—Systematic
Geology—The Pre-Cambrian". By L. Keith Ward, B.A., B.E.
Much discussion followed this paper and it was decided to adjourn furhter discussion until it had been printed. Air. T. Stephens drew attention to a specimen of the fruit of
the Baobab tree, from the River Limpopo. South Africa, presented
to the Museum by Miss Beatrice Adams.
OCTOBER i8, 1909.
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at
the Museum on Monday evening, October 14, 1909.
Mr. R. M. Johnston, F.L.S., I.S.O., in the chair.
Mr. T. Stephens (V.P.) reported that, in response to an invitation
from the Council, His Excellency the Governor (Sir
Harry Barron) had informed them that it would give him great
pleasure to assume the office of President of the Royal Society. The following paper was read: "Notes on the Glacial Beds of Freestone Bluff, near Wynyard".
By Fritz Noetling, M.A., Ph.D., etc.
NOVEMBER 8, 1909.
The Monthly General Meeting of the Society was held at
the Museum on Monday evening, November 8, 1909.
Mr. Bernard Shaw, I.S.O., in the chair. Mr. H. Stuart Dove was elected a Fellow of the Society. Papers read: "Geological Notes on the country traversed by the Derwent
Valley Railway Extension". By T. Stephens, M,A., F.G.S. "Points in the Morphology and Anatomy of certain Megapodes".
By T, Thomson Flynn, B.Sc. The paper is
illustrated by descriptive figures.

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: i-xii
ISSN: 0080-4703
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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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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