Abstract of Proceedings for the months of Oct-Nov, 1911

Royal Society of Tasmania 1911 , 'Abstract of Proceedings for the months of Oct-Nov, 1911' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , xix-xxii .

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OCTOBER 9th, 1911.
The general monthly meeting of the society was held at
the Museum on Monday evening, October 9th. 1911.
Dr. Fritz Noetling occupied the chair.
The following papers were read:—
"Further Notes on the Habits of the Tasmanian Aborigines,"
by Fritz Noetling, M.A., Ph.D.
"Notes on the Septum of Trichosurus canina," by Prof.
T. T. Flynn, B.Sc.
Mr. L. Rodway exhibited a specimen of a fungus new to
Tasmania. It was known as Geoglossum hirsutum. and
though it had been described from Australia, it had never
previously been found in Tasmania.
Mr. G. Brettingham-Moore exhibited a hollowed stone,
which he thought showed traces of human handiwork. He had
found it on Maria Island.
Professor Flynn considered that the stone was purely a
natural phenomenon, and was not due to human agency.
Dr. Noetling exhibited a number of stones which showed
traces of glacial action.
The ordinary monthly meeting of the Royal Society of
Tasmania was held at the Museum last night. The chair was
occupied by the President (His Excellency Sir Harry Barron).
Application was made by the Field Naturalists' Club for
the use of a room at the Museum.
Dr. Fritz Noetling read a paper on "Gigantic Marsupials
in Tasmania."
Professor T. T. Flynn was to lecture on the "Anatomy of
Petanrus soinreus."
A paper entitled "Notes on Duterran's Reconciliation Picture" was read by Dr. Noetling, who said that nobody knew what has become of the picture.As it was a reconciliation between the blacks and whites, it was an extremely interesting one, and of some scientitic value.
Mr. J. W. Beattie said that a Mrs. Lodge informed him
that she recollected such a picture. There were two, a small
one and a very large one. In reply to a question, she informed
him that the large one was given to the Government, and was
now probably in the vaults of the Legislative Council.
inquiry, he ascertained that the small one was framed by
Hood's, of Hobart, for Mr. J. Walker, and .old by that gentleman
in 1841 for £50. The large one, painted by Bock, was
framed by the same firm in 1843, and was said to be also in
the Legislative Council vaults.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Royal Society of Tasmania
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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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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