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Royal Society of Tasmania, 1907 , 'Abstract of Proceedings for April, 1907' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , xxviii-xxxii .

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The opening meeting for session 1907
of the Royal Society of Tasmania was
held on April 29th. His Excellency the
Governor, Sir Gerald Strickland, president
of the Society, occupied the chair.
The President made a speech about reviewing
topics of scientific interest, which
have deserved attention in the previous
twelve months, and to inquire how far
new discoveries in mechanics, engineering,
and the arts, may have a special
bearing on the future progress of this
For example, the greatest recent scientific novelty for the benefit of agriculture is the
successful extraction from the air of
nitrogen and nitric acid, at prices which
compete, commercially, with the nitrates
imported from Chile, as a basis of artificial
Various contries have been leaders in scientific developments throughout the past year, for example, in America, motors have been applied for logging, a precedent which might be worthy of attention in Tasmania.
Progress has been made in relation to flight, as it has become more cost-effective and will benefit those who need to travel vast distances.

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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