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Resurrection : the creation history of the Royal Society of Tasmania’s Northern Branch

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Ross, L 2021 , 'Resurrection : the creation history of the Royal Society of Tasmania’s Northern Branch' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 155, no. 1 , pp. 1-7 , doi: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.155.1.1.

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Abstract

The date 27 June 1921 holds special significance for those in the north dedicated to the advancement of knowledge as it marks the inaugural lecture of the newly formed Northern Branch of the Royal Society of Tasmania. Yet, as will be demonstrated, this organisation was not undergoing creation but a reincarnation from its earlier counterpart. Knowledge of the first Branch and its activities is poorly known other than it originally flourished then faded into obscurity. Nevertheless, this group of dedicated enthusiasts persisted and today hold a special place in the story of the development of scientific bodies in the north of Tasmania including the nineteenth-century movement towards the establishment of public museums. As with all progressive endeavours, there were pivotal figures who stood out for the part they played in shaping events. Their names can be found in the following discussion.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Ross, L
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Northern Branch, Tasmanian history, museums
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.155.1.1
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