Royal Society of Western Australia

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The Royal Society of Western Australia (RSWA) promotes science in Western Australia.

The RSWA was founded in 1914. It publishes the Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia,[1] and has awarded the Medal of the Royal Society of Western Australia (also known incorrectly as the Kelvin Medal) on an occasional basis since 1924.[2]

Journal[edit]

The Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering scientific research carried out in Western Australia, or on topics related to Western Australia.[3][4] It is the official journal of Royal Society of Western Australia and traces its roots to the Journal and Proceedings of the Mueller Botanic Society of Western Australia published from 1899 to 1903. The Mueller Botanic Society became the West Australian Natural History Society in 1903, and from 1904 to 1909, the journal was published as Journal of the West Australian Natural History Society. In 1909 the society again changed its name, becoming the Natural History and Science Society of Western Australia, and its journal was subsequently published as Journal of the Natural History and Science Society of Western Australia until 1914. In that year, the Royal Society of Western Australia was established, and the journal obtained its present name.

Awards[edit]

  • RWSA Medal or Kelvin Gold Medal
  • Doug Clarke Medal
  • Student Medal
  • Prizes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bougher, A; Semeniuk, V; Royal Society of Western Australia (1991), A bibliography and index to the Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, volumes 1-70, The Society, ISSN 0035-922X 
  2. ^ "ROYAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 15 May 1924. p. 14. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Official Website of the Society.
  4. ^ ISSN 0035-922X.

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