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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of April, 1893

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The first monthly meeting of the 1893 session of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held on Monday, April 10. The Acting-President (Sir Lambert Dobson) took the chair. There was a moderate attendance of ladies and members. Mr. E. D. Peters, M.D., M.E.C., was elected a corresponding member, and Messrs. A. MacAulay, M.A., W. Jethro Brown, M.A., LL.D., and W. H. Williams, M.A., were elected Fellows.
Mr James Barnard, a Vice-President, said that before commencing proceedings he thought it was only becoming to acknowledge and welcome the presence of Sir Lambert Dobson in his changed position.
On behalf of the Council and Fellows he offered the Administrator hearty congratulations on his assumption of the Presidential chair officially as Governor of the colony for the time being.
The Secretary (Mr. A. Morton) read an interesting paper contributed by Mr. T. B. Moore, F.B.G.S., Strahan, entitled "Discovery of Glaciation in Tasmania." Mr. R. M. Johnston, in some complimentary remarks on the paper, observed that its title was rather unfortunate, inasmuch that one of the main facts known for 30 years in connection with the Western highlands was the abundant evidence of glaciation. With that exception he regarded the paper as a very valuable contribution, and thanked the writer accordingly.
Major-General Tottenham made some remarks on "The rough testing of mineral springs," in which he said that in a country so rich in minerals as Tasmania there must be mineral springs, wells, and creeks in unusual numbers.


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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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