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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1878

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, the 11th June, C. H. Grant, Esq., in the chair.
The Secretary called special attention to a very valuable work "Researches on the Fossil remains of the Extinct Mammals of Australia," by Professor Owen—which had just been placed by Government in charge of the society for the purpose of easy reference by naturalists and others.
Notice having been taken of the rare Ribbon fish recently caught on the North Coast, at Penguin Creek, the Secretary mentioned that Mr. Morton Allport, after a careful comparison of it with Dr. Gunther's description of Regalecus gladius, had no doubt it was the same species.
A similar fish had been washed on shore at Circular Head in 1856, and a drawing of it presented to the Museum by Dr. W. Story.


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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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