Royal Society of Queensland

Royal Society of Queensland

Name: Royal Society of Queensland

Time: 1884 - Current

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Scholarly Society

Institution Category: Informing

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.472695, 153.023778333333

Street Address: Royal Society of Queensland, at the Queensland Museum, William Street, Brisbane City

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Independent \'Community\'

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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The Royal Society of Queensland was formed in 1884, and was formerly the Philosophical Society of Queensland. The Royal Society encourages scientific investigation and the application of science. The early Society Presidents were influential men of colonial Queensland:

1883-84 and 1887-88 Augustus Charles Gregory Explorer, Surveyor;

1884-85 Joseph Bancroft Surgeon, Parasitologist;

1885-86 Lewis Adolphus Bernays public servant;

1886-87 and 1891-92 Albert Norton Politician, Pastoralist;

1888-89 Charles Walter De Vis Biologist;

1889-90 William Saville-Kent Marine Biologist;

1890-91 Frederick Manson Bailey Botanist;

1891 William Henry Miskin Lawyer, lepidopterist;

1892-93 John Shirley Educationist and scientist;

1894 Robert Logan Jack Geologist;

1895 Walter Taylor Construction;

1896 Joseph Lauterer Biologist, Doctor, Ethnographer;

1897 Charles Joseph Pound Microscopist, Bacteriologist;

1898 Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly Geologist, Naturalist;

1899 Joseph William Sutton Engineer, Inventor; and

1900 John Thomson Army surgeon and colonel.

Among those who were Society Presidents during the early twentieth century were the leaders of their fields at the time, and grounded the scholarship for Queensland, mainly linked by the new University of Queensland in George Street, and the Queensland Museum. Among these numbers were:

1916 Ronald Hamlyn-Harris Entomologist;

1918 Arthur Bache Walkom Palaeobotanist, Museum director;

1919 and 1939-40 Albert Heber Longman Naturalist, Museum Curator;

1922 Henry James Priestley Mathematician;

1925-26 Roger Hawken Engineer;

1926-27 James Vincent Duhig Pathologist, Bacteriologist;

1927-28 E. J. Goddard Biologist, Zoologist;

1928-1929 Thomas Parnell (scientist) Physicist;

1933-34 Raphael Cilento Medicine;

1936-37 Jack Keith Murray Agricultural science;

1938-39 Henry Caselli Richards Geologist;

1949 Dorothy Hill Geologist, Palaeontologist.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


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Mock Cover for The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 1890 to 1892 []