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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1893

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There was a large attendance of Fellows and ladies at the meeting of the Royal Society on Tuesday, 12th September. The following telegram was read from Lord Gormanston's Private Secretary : — "Governor regrets that he cannot preside at meeting to-night." Sir Lambert Dobson was therefore voted to the chair.
Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, K.G.B., LL.D., a distinguished patron and promoter of the objects of the Society, was elected an honorary member.
Mr. Robert Kidsion, F.R.S.E., F.G.S., of Edinburgh, was elected a corresponding member. Messrs. W. A. Harvey, M.R.C.S.E., and J. N. Propsting were elected Fellows.
Mr. R. M. Johnston read an elaborate inquiry as to the varying proportions of food and other articles embodied in " Cost of Living," in relation to average income ; together with observations relating to the proportion which taxes on food and other articles bear in relation to the total taxation of various countries. He said that the cost of living in every country was almost as variable as the widely varying fortunes of classes and individuals. It varied with the average wealth and standard of living of countries as well as of individuals.
A meeting for October was not held.


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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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