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Proceedings of the Royal Society for May, 1871

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, the 9th May, M. Allport, Esq., F.L.S., F.Z.S., in the chair.-Mr. F. Abbott read a long and interesting astronomical paper, the subject being that of Argus and its surrounding nebula, which was listened to with great attention.-A proposition has been brought before this Society for a joint expedition from the several Australian colonies to Cape Yorke Peninsula, to observe the total eclipse of the sun, which will take place on the 12th December next.-Mr. M. Allport, in reference to the question of carnivorous marsupials on South Bruni, mooted at last meeting, begged to say he had recently been informed by Mr. Bennett (of Sandy Bay toll bar), that he had not only seen the native devil on Bruni, but had actually shot one when residing there some ten years ago.


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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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