Abstract of Proceedings for July, 1906

Royal Society of Tasmania 1906 , 'Abstract of Proceedings for July, 1906' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , ix-x .

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society was held on July 11, His Excellency the Governor (who was accompanied by Lady Edeline Strickland and Mr. Geo Browne, Private Secretary) in the chair.
Dr. Elkington, Chief Health Officer, gave a most interesting and important address on "School Hygiene", illustrated with diagrams, the lantern-slides showing the different ways in which children sit at school, getting into bad habits, spoiling their eyesight, curving their spines, and doing themselves all sorts of injuries, which were owing to bad ventilation, badly constructed schoolrooms, badly placed windows, and wrongly constructed desks. A discussion followed the paper, in the course of which Mr. Smith, headmaster, of the Model School at Battery Point, spoke of the splendid work done by Dr. Elkington in improving the conditions of the schools in Tasmania.
A paper entitled "Notes on King Island and Recent Discoveries" was read by Messrs. R.M Johnston, I.S.O., and Alex Morton.
A paper on the "Geology of King Island" was read by Mr. R.M. Johnston and illustrations of the scenery were depicted by means of Lantern Slides.

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 > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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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