Proceedings for the month of August, 1886

Royal Society of Tasmania 1886 , 'Proceedings for the month of August, 1886' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , xviii-xxxiv .

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The monthly meeting of this society was held in the Society's
rooms last evening, August 10, Mr. James Barnard, V.P.,in the chair.
Over 40 members were present and several visitors.
Includes list of additions to the Library during the month of July.
A paper was read entitled "On the Australian Pectens confounded with the New Zealand.P. lacticostatus, Gray." By Professor Ralph Tate, F.G.S., F.L.S.
A paper entitled "Is Jupiter Self-luminous?" By Mr. A.B. Biggs was also read.
Mr. R. M. Johnston read the following paper entitled:—"Note
on the Discovery of Plant Remains in the Tertiary Marine Beds at
Table Cape, Tasmania."
Much discussion ensued on this topic and the whole report was included in the proceedngs.
Mr. W. Saville-Kent, F.L.S..F. Z.S. contributed two papers. 1. On a suspected hybrid species of Trumpeter, and upon other rare fish taken
in Tasmanian waters. 2. Note upon the occurrence of the Sydney
Crawfish, Palinurus hugellii, on the coast of Tasmania.
Life-sized coloured illustrations of the several fish described,
executed by the author of the paper, were exhibited to the meeting.
A circular was read from the Royal Society of Victoria and
the Geographical Society of Australia, asking the co-operation of the
society in acquiring Antarctic information and pursuing Antartic discovery.

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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