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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of May, 1892

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held at the Museum on Tuesday, May 11. His Excellency the Governor Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B., LL.D., presided. There was a good attendance of Fellows.
His Excellency expressed his regret at being absent from the last meeting. This was the first time he had been with them since the late Science Congress had met, and he congratulated them upon the success which had attended their labours in this respect. This was, he was sure, largely due to the exertions of Mr. A. Morton, the General Secretary, who had been indefatigable in his efforts to make the affair a success. Includes, Science Congress Ardea pacifica, Herodias alba , Erismatura australis (first time recorded in Tasmania) , Australian Coot , Discussion on Export of Apples , - Mr. C. H. Grant, with reference to Mr. Shoobridge's paper upon the export of apples to Europe, said that the author of the paper had dealt with the question in a very able manner, although it was rather deficient in the details relating to the cultivation of fruit, which, however, might possibly relate more to the gardening industry than to the Royal Society.
The Climate of Tasmania indicated by its Lichen Flora (a Paper), Correspondence re Mutton Birds (Col. Legge), Presentation of Tasmanian Mosses (by Mr. W. A. Weymouth), Presentation of Tasmanian Lichens (Rev. R. M. Wilson), Rocks (Calcite and Limestone), Infusorial earth, Eatoniella rufilabris (a Paper).


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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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