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The Royal Society of Victoria 1934-1984


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The Royal Society of Victoria 1934-1984 (continued)

In December 1956 a Symposium on 'Australia's part in the International Geophysical Year in the Antarctic' was honoured by the presence of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who presented 23 Polar Medals.

Up to 1940, Ordinary Meetings of the Society were usually devoted to readings of research papers, but thereafter an increasing number of invited lectures, covering a wide range of subjects, were delivered. An important part of the Society's activities in recent years has been to arrange and publish a series of Symposia dealing with regions of Victoria, intended to bring together the many aspects of scientific information on each geographical area and to stimulate further research. The regions covered have been the Victorian High Plains, the Basalt Plains of Western Victoria, the Victorian Mallee, East and West Gippsland, Bass Strait and its coasts and islands, Westernport Bay, the Otway Region, the Murray-Darling River System and, in honour of Mr E.D. Gill, the Coasts and Continental Shelf of Victoria. Other symposia have dealt with the Aquatic Environment and man, and the Urban Environment and Life.

People in Bright Sparcs - Garran, Richard Randolph; Gill, Edmund Dwen

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Garran, Richard Randolph c.1980 'The Royal Society of Victoria 1934-1984', typescript, Royal Society of Victoria papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 11663, item 35/7.

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