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Meteorology records and notes on the meteorology and mortality of the Hobart Town registration district during the month of December, 1871

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posted on 2023-11-22, 07:27 authored by Francis Abbott, Edward Swarbreck Hall
Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Also includes leafing, flowering, and fruiting times of a few standard plants in the Royal Societies gardens for the month of December 1871.- The hot and very dry character of this month, together with the excessive daily variations of temperature, might have been expected to cause a death-rate largely above the December average, but the excess was only trifling, three-fourths of the deaths being above 15 years old, children's deaths under the age forming an unusually small proportion of the total deaths, while those above 60 years old were more than one-third of the whole.


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Monthly Notices of 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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