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Royal Society of Tasmania, 1890 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1890' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , xxx-xxxii .

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The monthly meeting of this body was held on Monday, October 13.
The chair was occupied by the President, His Excellency Sir R. G. C.
Hamilton, and there was a good attendance of Fellows. Several ladies
were also present.
The following gentlemen were elected Fellows :F. J. Jacobs, J. H.
Downie, W. G. Browne, L. Chambers
Mr T. A. Urquhart, of New Zealand, was elected a corresponding
The secretary drew attention to three specimens of Salmonidae hatched
from the late shipment of ova brought out by Sir Thos. Brady, the gift
of the Hon. J. W. Agnew. The fish were obtained from the Salmon Ponds, one answering undoubtedly to the description of the true salmon,
the other two being unrnistakably trout.
Mr. Jonston questioned whether the different circumstances surrounding the fish in these waters had not occasioned a breakdown of
the racial distinctions between the Salmo salar and the Salmo trutta,
together with the theoretical classification of the true Salmo salar. The
circumstances also tallied with the experience of New Zealand in this
An update of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, was given.
In relation to the Antarctic expedition, a subscription list for the expedition was laid on the table.
Mr. J. B. Walker read a paper on "Notes on the localities mentioned
in the journal of Tasman's discovery of Tasmania."
Two major voyages made by Tasman, the first of which he discovered Tasmania and New Zealand, (1642).
And in the second of
which he explored the west, north-west, and north coasts of Australia
and the Gulf of Carpentaria (l644).
Mr. Morton stated that he had lately been making a collection of
Tasmanian spiders. Some of them he was unable to determine, and had
forwarded to Mr. A. T. Urquhart, of New Zealand, the collection for
Mr. James Andrew read a paper on the subject of ostrich farming,
and the possibilities of successfully introducing this industry into Tasmania.

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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