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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1879

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Monday, 8th September; His Lordship the Bishop of Tasmania in the chair.
Attention was called to a valuable work by Baron F. Von Mueller, K.C.M.G., entitled "A Descriptive Atlas of the Eucalypti of Australia and the adjoining Islands," copies of the first and second parts of which had been presented by the author on the part of the Government of Victoria.
The following communication on the Codling Moth from the Department of Agriculture, America, was read by Mr. Abbott, who observed in the first instance that although little new information as to the moth was brought forward, the paper was valuable as pointing out the great benefit which was likely to accrue from united action being taken to suppress the pest in any given district.
In the absence of the author, the Secretary read a paper of considerable scientific interest, by Mr. E. M. Johnston, F.L.S., entitled "Notes on the relations of the Yellow Limestone (Travertin) of Geilston Bay, Hobart Town, with other fluviatile and lacustrine deposits in Tasmania and Australia, together with descriptions of two new fossil Helices."


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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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