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The foundation and early work of the society; with some account of earlier institutions and societies in Tasmania

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Piesse, Edmund Leolin (1913) The foundation and early work of the society; with some account of earlier institutions and societies in Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 117-174. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Read on 13th October, 1913, at a Meeting held in celebration
of the Seventieth Anniversary of the Society. An account of the works of earlier Institutions and Societies, including the Van Diemen's Land Agricultural Society (1821), and the Royal Society of Tasmania, 1843-8.
The completion of the seventieth year of the Royal
Society of Tasmania is a fitting occasion for an account
of its foundation and early work. If not the oldest scientific
society in Australia, it is at all events the only one
whose work and publications have been unbroken for
seventy years; and the circumstances of its origin will
be of interest to many besides its present members.
Scientific societies and institutions existed in Tasmania
many years before the foundation of our Society, Some
account of them and of their work, and particularly of
those with which the origin of the Society is connected:
the Colonial Gardens, the Mechanics' Institution at Hobart,
the Tasmanian Society, the Franklin Museum at Ancanthe
(Kangaroo Valley), and the Hobart Town Horticultural
Society—will be an appropriate introduction to the narrative
of the foundation of the Society.

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: pp. 117-174
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 02 Jun 2013 23:58
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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