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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1890) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of May, 1890. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. viii-xi. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The monthly meeting of this Society was held at the Museum on Tuesday, May 20th, the Prestdent, His Excellency Sir Robert G. C .
Hamilton, K.C.B., took the chair.
New members were elected and the Secretary, Mr A. Morton submitted a list of additions to the library during the month of April.
Mr. R. M. Johnston referred to a proposal to erect a memorial tombstone
over the grave of the late Rev. J. E. Tenison-Woods, as a small
tribute of respect to one who has done much for the good of religion
and science, and also for the colonists generally, in whose interest he
sacrificed his valuable life.
Mr. R. M. Johnston, F. L.S., read a paper, entitled, "Further observations
upon the fishes and fishing industries of Tasmania, together with
a revised list of indigenous species."
Mr. R. M. Johnston, F.L.S. continued his study of root matters in
social and economic problems by reading a paper on that head. This
contribution formed the second series, and follows the able paper read
by him during last session.
Mr. Alfred J. Taylor called attention to a specimen of the native
hop (Daviesa latijolia). This shrub was to be found on all the stony
ridges and barren bush lands of the colony.
Mr. Morton drew attention to a recent dredging trip in the harbour,
and regretted that Mr. Durrand, who was introduced at the last meeting,
Was unable to be present to submit a microscopical slide containing some
very interesting examples of various forms of foraminifera that he had
mounted for the inspection of the Fellows.
Sir Lambert Dobson recollected that many years ago, when mussels
were plentiful, they were destroyed by a little red crab. For many years there were no mussels, now they were again plentiful.
there were no mussels, now they were again plentiful

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: viii-xi
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.

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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