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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of July, 1876

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, the 11th July, His Excellency, F. A. Weld, Esq., C.M.G., President, in the chair.
Mr. Barnard exhibited a section of the stem of a cherry tree showing the burrow, several inches in length, of a destructive caterpillar, with the animal still in situ. Mr. Barnard had noticed a blight on the cherry tree for the first time last year, but this was the first occasion on which he had seen the caterpillar. It would he of great interest, he thought, to determine the character of the moth which would eventually be produced.
The Rev. J. E. Tenison Woods, after giving a very clear and exhaustive address on the history of Australian Geology, read a paper by Mr. R. M. Johnston entitled, "Notes on the Tertiary Marine Deposits of Tasmania." Mr. Stephens said that the Table Cape fossiliferous beds had been mentioned by Strzelecki as a "raised beach bedded on basalt; "but that he had shown in a paper read before the Society in 1869, after a cursory inspection of the locality, that they were clearly older than the basalt, and that the fossils proved them to be connected with the tertiary deposits of Victoria".


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Papers & Proceedings and Report 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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