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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1896

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Mr. Bernard Shaw presided at the monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania on Monday, September 21st, and there was a good attendance. The subject for discussion was the West Coast routes, introduced at the previous meeting by Mr. T. Stephens.
Mr. Robert Sticht, metallurgist, Mount Lyell ; Dr. E. T. MacGowan and Mr. R. Fitzarthur Waller were elected. Also Major C. M. Officer, F.G.S. (London), and Mr. W. H. Palmer, C.E., two visitors.
Mr. T. Stephens said : As the report of the second party despatched to explore the country lying to the west of the Mount Field Range had now been received he might, by way of postscript, add a few words to the paper read at the last meeting. Much discussion as to the preferred routes to the West coast.
The reading of Mr. Rodway's paper on fungi was postponed, owing to the lateness of the hour at which the above discussion closed.
The meeting then terminated with votes of thanks to Mr. Stephens, Mr. Counsel, and the chairman.


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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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