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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1884

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held on Monday evening, September 8. His Honor, the Acting Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Dobson, F.L.S., occupied the chair. There was an unusually large attendance of Fellows and visitors, the latter, including about 20 ladies, the Premier (the Hon. Adye Douglas), the Minister of Lands the (Hon. N. J. Brown), and other prominent gentlemen.
The Hon. Secretary brought forward the usual returns including the number of visitors to the Museum, time of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Royal Society's Gardens during August, 1884, List of additions to the Library for the month of September. New Zealand Meteorological Report, 1883, including returns for 1880- 81-82.—New Zealand Meteorological observations from James Hector, M.D.C.M.G. Melbourne monthly Meteorological observations.
List of presentations to the Museum including mammals, birds and fishes. Lecture on submarine cables giving a practical illustration of the means by which the localities of breaks or faults in the cable are determined, by Mr. Robt. Henry, jun., Superintendent of Telegraphs in 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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