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Proceedings of the Royal Society for August, 1866

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The usual monthly evening meeting of the Fellows was held on Tuesday, the 14th August, The Ven. Archdeacon Davies m the chair.
-The Secretary read the usual "Analysis of the Hobart Town Meteorological Records, and Health Report" for the month, by E. Swarbreck Hall, Esq.
-Mr. M. Allport read a "Notice of some Fossils recently discovered near Risdon," and which he largely illustrated by a collection submitted for examination by the meeting.
-Mr. Gould observed that the study of these tertiary deposits was of great interest, taken in connection with our other tertiary deposits, both of fresh water and marine origin occurring generally along the sea-board of the island.
He described in some little detail the formations at Coal Head, in Macquarie Harbor, where fresh water deposits of sand, clay, and gravel form cliffs of from eighty to one hundred feet in height, and in which plant-remains, leaves, &c., occur abundantly, together with lignite; whence the name of the headland.


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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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