Proceedings for the month of November, 1866

Royal Society of Tasmania 1866 , 'Proceedings for the month of November, 1866' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , LV-LXi .

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The monthly meeting of this society (the last of the session of 1886)
Was held on Monday evening, November 22. The vice-president, Mr. James Barnard, presided, and there was a large
attendance of Fellows, including the hon. the Premier (Hon. J. W.
Agnew, M.D., M.E.C.), Hon. P. 0. Fysh, and several ladies.
The assistant secretary (Mr. A. Morton) laid on the table the usual
List of additions to the library during the month of October included:
Annals and magazines of Natural History, No. CV, Vol. 18.
Annual Report of the Department of Mines, New South Wales,
From the Government.
Mr. R. M. Johnston read a very interesting and exhaustive paper on
the recent discoveries at Mount Lyell and Mount Owen. The paper
dealt with the subject from a geological point of view, and was
accompanied by a detailed analysis prepared by Mr. Ward, Government
analyst. It also dealt with the theories of gold veins, and their mode of
Mr. T. Stephens read the following extract from a letter received by
him from Professor Liversidge on the gold deposits of Mount Lyell.
A paper was read by the assistant secretary, in the absence of the
author, Mr. T. B. Moore, entitled: "Notes on the Discovery of a New
A very comprehensive paper entitled "The Trochidfe and other Genera
of Mollusca from Tasmania, with synonyms," being the first of a series
of papers promised by Mr. J. Brazier, F.L.S., was read by Mr. A.
Morton, assistant-secretary.
Colonel Legge laid on the table the second part of his forthcoming
catalogue of Tasmanian Birds, Psittaci (Parrots), and the Picariadiae,
and a systematic list of the birds of the country, also notes on the genus
Mr. T. Stephens submitted a photograph of a new fossil from the
excavations for the dock at Biloela, near Sydney.
Mr. James Barnard, Vice-President, then delivered the closing
address and review of the proceedings from the year.

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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