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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of May, 1888.

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The usual monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held on May 14th, when there was a moderate attendance of Fellows. Amongst others present were His Excellency the Governor and Lady Hamilton, Sir Thomas Brady, Sir Lambert Dobson, and Col.
Legge, R.A. The President (His Excellency the Governor) took the chair at 7'30.
The President said the first business on the paper was the nomination of Mr. R. A. Bastow as a corresponding member of the Society. They were all aware of Mr. Bastow's position as a scientist, his work in connection with the Society being of an extremely valuable character, but it was necessary to go through the form of an election.
Mr. Bastow was elected a corresponding member, and the following new Fellows were elected :—The Rev. Mr. McDowall, Canon Dicker, Mr. F. M. Young. Most of the evening was filled with details of Mr. P. S. Seager’s paper, entitled " A concise history of the acclimatisation of the Salmonidae in Tasmania."

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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xiii-xvi

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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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