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Corporate entry Royal Society of Victoria (1859 - )

From
November 1859
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Functions
Association and Society or membership organisation
Website
http://www.sciencevictoria.org.au/
Location
8 Latrobe St, Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The Royal Society of Victoria had its origin in two independent societies, the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria, which were founded in 1854 and united in the following year as the Philosophical Institute of Victoria. The name was changed to The Royal Society of Victoria late in 1859 and the first meeting was held on 21 December that year. Its aim is to contribute to the advancement of science and, through science, to the good of the Victorian community.

Timeline

 1854 - 1855 Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science
 1854 - 1855 Philosophical Society of Victoria
       1855 - 1859 Philosophical Institute of Victoria
             1859 - Royal Society of Victoria

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Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • James Alexander Smith - Papers, 1878 - 1933, MS 11370; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Royal Society of Victoria - Records, 1854 - 1988, MS 11663; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Beer, Gavin De, Darwin and Australia. in The Evolution of Living Organisms. A Symposium to Mark the Centenary of Darwin's 'Origin of Species' and of the Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, December 1959., Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1962. Details

Journal Articles

  • Aston, Helen, 'Publication Dates of Early Scientific Journals in Victoria', Muelleria, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 281-288. Details
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, 'The Burke and Wills Expedition and the Royal Society of Victoria', Historical Studies, vol. 40, May, 1963. Details
  • Gill, E. D., 'Scientific Societies in Australia. The Royal Society of Victoria', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 28, 1961, pp. 129-131. Details
  • Hills, E. S., 'Royal Society of Victoria - Approaching Centenary', The Australian Journal of Science, vol. 19, no. 4, 1957, pp. 144-145. Details
  • Pescott, R.T.M., 'The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 73, 1961, pp. 1-40. Details

Online Resources

See also

Helen Morgan