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Proceedings of the Royal Society for March, 1874

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held at the Museum, on Tuesday, the 10th March, His Honor Mr. Justice Dobson in the chair.
The Secretary read some notes by W. V. Legge, Esq., R.A., on the lead coloured Flycatcher (Myiaijra plumbeea), a bird not previously supposed to occur in Tasmania, but of which the writer had lately procured a fine example near Falmouth.
Mr, E. D. Swan observed that these birds were common in Victoria.
They were tamer in their habits than our Flycatcher, and were frequently found in gardens in the suburbs of town. It was to be recollected that when Gould mentioned New South Wales as their summer residence, that that colony then embraced both Victoria and Queensland.
Mr. Morton Allport read a paper entitled "Some further notes on the introduction of the Salmon into Tasmanian Waters." Mr. Swan suggested it might be advisable to write to Dr. Guntber requesting him to send us a Salmon preserved in spirits so that we might have a perfectly reliable specimen with which to compare fish caught in our river.


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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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