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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1890

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The monthly meeting of this Society was held on Monday, August 12th.
The President, His Excellency S1r R. G. C. Hamilton, took the chair.The monthly meeting of this Society was held on Monday, August 12th.
The President, His Excellency Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, took the chair.
A reading and discussion took place about a fossil tree found at Richmond, Victoria.
Mr. R.M. Johnston added in his knowledge of fossils, as did Mr. Alfred J. Taylor, who believed that the wood refered to might have been covered by basalt without being charred.
The Secretary, Mr. A Morton read out a letter in relation to the Antarctic Expedition, requesting co-operation in all matters of the Expedition, as it is essentially Australian and National, and which should certainly result in the acquisition of knowledge to the world, and the prospective possibilities of profitable investment.
Much discussion ensued on the topic.
Mr. A. Montgomery, M.A., Government Geologist, read a Paper, entitled "Notes of some Geological Observations on the West Coast." Mr. R. M. Johnston read some notes on a fern which had been found at George's Bay by Mr. George Hinsby, and was submitted to him by Mr. Leonard Rodway. He described it as belonging to the Bleechnum Cartaligenum, a species common to Australia, but hitherto unknown in Tasmania.
Mr. A. Morton read a paper entitled "A complete list of ferns found in Tasmania, with full descriptions of the genera and species," in which he had adopted the elaborate description, as published by Mr. G. Bentham, F. R.S., in his "Flora Australiensts."

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Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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xx-xxv

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0080-4703

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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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