Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science. (1854-1855)

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Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science.
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The Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science was founded in Melbourne on 15 June 1854, at the instigation of William Sydney Gibbons. Its main purposes were stated to be: a means of communication between persons engaged in the pursuit of science; the cultivating of a refined taste among the people of Victoria; provide a source to which the community generally may look for information on scientific subjects; provide a centre for the collection of observations and specimens from all sources; provide an agency for the development of the resources of the colony. The Institute amalgamated with the Philosophical Society of Victoria in July 1855 to form the Philosophical Institute of Victoria.

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The Philosophical Society of Victoria and the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science merged to become the Philosophical Institute of Victoria in June 1855. In 1860 it changed its name to the Royal Society of Victoria. Works by these bodies are found under the name used at the time of publication.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Inaugural Addresses of the First Presidents of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria
    Archbold, N. W.; McCann, D. A.
    Published: Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004
  3. Publication Dates of Early Scientific Journals in Victoria
    Aston, Helen
    Published: 1984
    Series: Muelleria, 5, 281-288
  4. The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959
    Pescott, R.T.M.
    Published: 1961
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 73, 1-40
  5. The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959
    Pescott, R.T.M.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Science and the making of Victoria
  6. Publication Dates of Early Scientific Journals in Victoria
    Aston, Helen
    Published: 2001
    Series: Science and the making of Victoria
  7. Alphabetical List of Members 1854-1872, Compiled From the List of Members in the Proceedings
    Martin, F. and V.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Science and the making of Victoria
  8. The Royal Society of Victoria Guide to Records
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2001
  9. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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  1. Constitution and laws of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science : constituted 24th July, 1854
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  3. Transactions and Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Science : For the sessions 1854-1855 / by the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science
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