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Corporate entry Philosophical Institute of Victoria (1855 - 1859)

From
10 July 1855
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
November 1859
Functions
Association and Society or membership organisation
Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The Philosophical Institute of Victoria was formed through the amalgamation of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria, the first meeting being held on 10 July 1855 at the Museum of Natural History. According to the amalgamation statement, 'the objects of the Philosophical Institute shall be the same as that of the Philosophical Society, and that the mode of operation of the new Institute shall be the same as that of the old Society'.

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

Related People

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Royal Society of Victoria - Records, 1854 - 1988, MS 11663; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Edited Books

  • Archbold, N. W.; McCann, D. A. (ed.), The Inaugural Addresses of the First Presidents of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria, Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, 34 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Aston, Helen, 'Publication Dates of Early Scientific Journals in Victoria', Muelleria, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 281-288. 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