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

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The monthly meeting of this Society was held on Tuesday, September 8, the President, His Excellency Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, K.C B., in the chair. There was a large attendance of members and ladies.
The following were elected Fellows of the Royal Society :—Ven.
Archdeacon Mason, Rev. James Scott, D.D. His Excellency referred to the paper read on behalf of Mr. A. J. Ogilvy at last meeting on the best means of collecting scientific information, and suggested that the matter should be brought under the notice of the approaching meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. He considered that valuable information would be obtained if, as suggested, there was a representative of the Society in every district to keep his eyes and ears open, and let them know of anything of scientific interest.
Mr. Montague Jones, C.E., read a paper on Electric Traction with much discussion. He said that whether the present generation had discovered the ultimate force in nature most applicable to the service of men was a question for the scientist of the future to decide, but he thought they could claim the present to be an electrical age, as in pre-historic times there were ages of stone and bronze.


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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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