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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of June, 1891

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The monthly meeting of this Society was held on June 9, the President, His Excellency Sir R. G- C. Hamilton, K.C.B , presiding.
The Secretary laid on the table the published papers and proceedings of the Society for the year 1890.
His Excellency said that at the last meeting of the Royal Society a resolution was passed asking the Council to wait on Ministers to ascertain whether they would be prepared to recommend Parliament to vote a certain sum towards the expenses of the Antarctic expedition under Baron Nordenskiold. Before, however, any action was taken by the Council, an intimation was received from Ministers that they had determined to ask Parliament for £300 towards the proposed expedition. He telegraphed that fact to Baron Von Mueller, and received the following telegram in reply :—" Grateful for support Tismanian Government to Nordenskiold expedition. Thi3 greatly strengthens the whole cause." He did not know how far the matter had progressed since, but thought it satisfactory that in Tasmania everything had been done that could be expected in this matter.
His Excellency thought it desirable that a progress report should be made by Mr. Morton in reference to the arrangements for the approaching meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mr. Morton said that he had sent out 950 circulars to members of the Association and others throughout Australia requesting them to notify whether they intended to be present, although he had not received one quarter of the replies expected.
His Excellency said that there had recently appeared in the Press an account of some caves recently discovered at Southport. Mr. Morton formed one of the party who visited the caves, and brought away some specimens, and he thought it would be interesting to hear from him an account of that visit.
No meeting was held in July.


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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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