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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1889

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The monthly evening meeting was held on June 11th. The President, His Excellency Sir Robert. G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B., in the chair.
The following gentlemen were balloted for, and declared elected as Fellows :Messrs. H. Herbert Oakley, Chas. E. Walch, Howard Wright, John Mitchell, and Geo. Lightly.
The Secretary (Mr. A, Morton) read a letter, under date 26th ult., received from the Hon. F. Stanley Dobson, Melbourne in regard to ascertaining the actual height of Australia’s tallest trees. Various papers were presented to the society and in moving the customary vote of thanks to the authors of papers.
His Excellency mentioned that Mrs. Meredith had added her experience to the effect that the Angora goat could be successfully farmed in this colony, and would thrive where no other animal would. He referred in complimentary terms to the other papers, and the vote having been passed the meeting 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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