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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1890) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1890. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. i-vii. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The inaugural meeting of the members of this Society for the session
of 1890 was held on April 22nd at the Museum. The President, His
Excellency Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B., took the chair, and there was
a large attendance of Fellows, while the visitors included a number of
ladies.
The President wished to induce Professor Huxley to visit Hobart as part of his journeyto Australia. He was to stop at Teneriffe and thence go on to the Cape,
coming on to Australia by one of the Shaw Savill steamers.
arrangements should be made to invite him to
the rooms of the Society to receive an address from the Fellows, which
he (the President) would be glad to present.
New fellows were elected to the Society, Mr. Morton read the list of additions to the library, particular attention was paid to the presentation of the ninth
edition of the "Encyclopredia Britannica" by His Excellency.
Mr. JAMES BARNARD, Vice-President of the Society provided a summary of the first meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of
Science, which was held in Sydney in 1888.
Mr. J.B. walker read a paper on "The discovery and occupation of Port Dalrymple".
Mr. A. Durrand, Fellow of the Royal Microscopical,Society, London,
exhibited a select series cf microscopical preparations of foraminifera
and other minute marine organisms from soundings made at depths
from five fathoms to about two miles among the islands of the
Hawaiian Group, Coast of Java, Channel Islands (Guernsey),
Ireland.

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: i-vii
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: 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: 15 Jul 2013 06:09
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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