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SCIENCE CONGRESS I
Réception for Women .
As the congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advance- ment of Science is' an important event in the Centenary programme, the women's Centenary council, of which Mrs. I H. Moss is chairwoman, is arranging a recep- tion for women delegates and interstate visitors to the congress, to be held at the Victoria Palace on Tuesday evening, Jan-
Among women graduates who' will take part in the congress deliberations is Miss B. A. Rouch, of New South Wales, who will read a paper in the economics section on "What the Crisis Has Done for the Central Bank." Miss J. Polglaze, who is a bachelor of commerce, will take part in this section in a paper which she has prepared with Dr. F. R.E. Mauldon on manufacturing during the depression. In the zoology section a paper on economics of the marine shells of Australia and New Zealand will be given by Miss Joyce Allen, an expert in conchology and a member of the zoological staff of the Sydney Mu- seum. Miss D. Ross, M.Sc, will toke part In a discussion on the place of biology in school education, In which the other speakers will be Professor W. J. Dakin, of New South Wales, and Mr. J. R. Darling, of Geelong Grammar School. In this sec- tion also a paper on protozoa from termites will be read by Miss Jean Sutherland. In the history section a joint historical and analytical paper on democracy in New Zealand will be given by Mr. and Mrs.
L. C. Webb.
In the anthropology section papers will be given by Miss Ursula McConnel, of Queensland, on legends, ritual and drama relating to certain totems in Cape York Peninsula, by Miss Olive Pink, of New South 'Wales, on land ownership among the Australian aborigines, and culture contact among Australian aborigines. Mrs. C Tennant-Kelly will read a paper on totem- ism among tribes of Central Queensland. In the section devoted to medical science and national health, a paper on the pollen content of Melbourne air during the hay. fever season of August, 1933, and March, 1934, will be read by Miss M. Sherwood. Miss H. Butler has prepared a joint paper with Dr. W. J. Penfold relating to maternal mortality. Miss Jean McLean has pre- pared a paper with Mr. A. C. T. Hewitt, in the agriculture section. In the botany section a paper on the transport and ripen- ing diseases of bananas will bo given by Miss S. Hoette. Dr. Ethel McLennan, as- sociate professor of botany at the Mel- bourne University, is a vice-president of this section. Miss Ann Nicholls, M.Sc, of the geology department of the Melbourne University, is the only woman secretary of a section. She has organised the geography and oceanography section, in which Miss C. D. J. Black will read a paper on cold weather periods in Eastern Australia. In the geology section a joint paper will be given by Mr. F. Chapman and Miss Irene Cres- pin, who is associate Commonwealth palae- ontologist, and is honorary secretary of the hospitality committee for the congress.
Mr. W. Miles Fletcher and Lady Vic- toria Fletcher arrived by the Ormonde yesterday on their way to visit friends in Tasmania. Lady Victoria Fletcher Is a daughter of the Earl of Denbigh.
Mrs. Pomeroy Greene returned from a six months' visit to England by the Or
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Miss Constance Bates, who win leard to-day for England with her pnrcnts hfl the Malojn,' has been Hie guest or Mhefl Betty Sheppard, of Malvern road, lor^B
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