Royal Society of Tasmania

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The Royal Society of Tasmania (RST) was formed in 1844.

The RST was the first Royal Society outside the United Kingdom. It started as the "Tasmanian Society" formed by Sir John Franklin assisted by Ronald Campbell Gunn. It was responsible for much of the work in founding the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery[1]

On the event of the sesquicentenary of the Society - it published the volume Walk to the West to publish James Backhouse Walker's diary of a walk in 1887, including William Piguenit's paintings from that journey as well.


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Further reading[edit]

  • (1895) History of the Royal Society of Tasmania, with portraits of the President, Council and Secretary. Hobart : The Society, Ferguson no. 15176.
  • Walker, James Backhouse. Early Tasmania : papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania during the years 1888 to 1899. Hobart : John Vail, Government Printer, 1914.

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