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Abstract of Proceedings for the months of April-May, 1911

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The first monthly general meeting, of the Society was held at the Museum on Monday evening, April 10th, 1911. Mr. R. M. Johnston occupied the chair.
Mr. L. Rodway read a paper on "The Hymenogastracese of Tasmania." Dr. Fritz Noetling read a paper on "Percussion Marks on Siliceous Rocks." Mr. R. Hall read a paper in regard to the feather tracts of Sphenura, a bird found only in South-West and South-East Australia.
MAY 8th, 1911.
The general monthly meeting of the Society was held at the Museum on Monday evening. May 8th, 1911, Hon. G. H. Butler, a vice-president, in the chair.
Mr. R. Hall read a letter from Professor Orme Masson, of the Melbourne University, president of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, requesting him to take steps to form a Tasmanian sub-committee to assist in the collection of funds for the Antarctic expedition to be undertaken by Dr. Douglas Mawson.
MAY 22nd, 1911. A special meeting of the Royal Society was held at the Museum on Monday evening, May 22, 1911 for the purpose of considering the new rules drawn up by the committee appointed for the purpose at the last annual general meeting. Hon. Dr. Butler occupied the chair.
On rule 4, "The society shall consist of ordinary members, honorary members, and corresponding members," Mr. T. Stephens said that it was also proposed to do away with the title "Fellow," and substitute "member." He was quite in accord with that, as there was no qualification for Fellows, but he did not think it could be done without the repeal or amendment of the Royal Society Act.
It was decided that the new rules should come into force on January 1, 1912, and that in the meantime they should be referred back to the drafting committee for arrangement in suitable sequence.


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Papers and 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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