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Royal Society of Tasmania, 1890 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1890' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , xii-xv .

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society was held on Wednesday,
June 11th, at the Museum. The President, His Excellency Sir R. G.C.
Hamilton, K.C.B., took the chair.
Mr. Morton read a letter from Mr. A.B. Biggs, Launceston,
suggesting that something be done by the Society in collecting records
of early events in the history of the colony from the few surviving old
colonists, as they were rapidly passing to the majority, and the
opportunity would soon be for ever lost. The letter was referred to the
consideration of Mr. J. B. Walker, who is interesting himself in the
ancient history of the colony.
Mr. Morton submitted a programme of the third annual meeting of the
Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, which will
commence on Thursday, January 15, 189l, at Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mr. E. C. Nowell, bon. member Royal Statistical Society, read a
paper entitled "Do the changes of the moon affect the rainfall?"
Captain Shortt read a brief paper, criticising Mr. Nowell's views,
in which he contended that it was not to the moon's influence alone
that they should look for the effect stated, although he admitted that
the moon was a great factor in the case.
Mr. james Barnard read some notes on a fossil tree found
beneath 100ft. of basalt, at Richmond, Victoria, by S. H Wintle. Mr.
Barnard added that similar specimens had been presented to the
Tasmanian Museum by his son, Dr. Barnard, while in New South Wales.
Several speciemens were exhibited such as parrots, black marble, and Eucalyptus.

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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