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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1896

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The Chief Justice (Sir Lambert Dobson) presided at the monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania on Monday evening, August 10th.
The Secretary (Mr. Alex. Morton) read a letter from His Excellency's Private Secretary, expressing the regret of the Governor at his inability to preside. Apologies were received from Sir James Agnew and Mr. James Barnard (Vice-Presidents).
The following were elected Fellows of the Society : Messrs. C. W, Butler, F. Lodge, B.A., and J. H. Levings.
Dr Sprott read his paper on Tuberculosis which included extensive discussion from Dr. Bright, Dr. Harvey, Dr. Crosby Walsh, Mr. Mault and the Chief Justice. Mr. J. B. Walker, F.R.G.S., read a paper, prepared by Mr. T. Stephens, M.A., F.G.S., upon "Land Routes to the Western Districts” illustrated by an enlarged map. The writer first dwelt on the natural obstacles, notwithstanding that there were no savages or man - eating tigers to be encountered. Having referred to past surveys and proposed railway route, he described the land routes along which tracks should be made. Mr. Water F. Gale, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London, on a visit to the colony, with the aid of a lantern manipulated by Mr. Nat Oldham, gave a most interesting description of some comet phenomena, and was accorded a vote of thanks, after which the proceedings terminated.


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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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