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Volume 1, 1868
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Contents.

Pages
Inaugural Address of Governor Sir George F. Bowen, G.C.M.G., as its First President, delivered to the Members of the New Zealand Institute, August 4, 1868 19
Inaugural Address, delivered to the Members of the Auckland Institute, May 4, 1868, by F. Whitaker, Esq., President 135140
Proceedings.
New Zealand Institute: Minutes of the Meetings, Session of 1868; including Mr. Fox's Reply to the Governor's Address 1320
Valedictory Address presented by the Governors of the Institute, to Sir George Grey, K.C.B., September 1, 1868 17
Extracts from Address on the “Moa,” by the Hon. W.B.Mantell, F.G.S. 1819
Wellington Philosophical Society: Minutes of the Meetings, Session of 1868 2352
Auckland Institute: Minutes of the Meetings, Session of 1868 5576
Transactions.
Art. I. On Boulders and Travelled Blocks, in the Wellington Province. By J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. 7980
II. On the Measurements of Dinornis Bones. By Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S. 8089
III. On Hybridization, with reference to variation in Plants. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 8993
IV. On the recent Earthquakes and Wave Phenomena observed in New Zealand. By James Hector, M.D., F.R.S. 9398
Second Communication on the same subject. By Dr. Hector 9899
Third Communication on the same subject. By Dr. Hector 99103
V. On a new mode for the direct Desilvering of Argentiferous. Gold By William Skey, Analytical Chemist to the Geological Survey of New Zealand 103105
VI. Notes on Herr Finsch's Review of Mr. Walter Buller's Essay on New Zealand Ornithology By the Author 105112
VI. A. Notes on Mr. Walter Ruller's “Essay on the Ornithology of New Zealand.” By Dr. Otto Finsch, Bremen. Translated from the German 112125
VII. On the Celtic origin of the English Vowel sounds. By The Right Reverend C. J. Abraham, Bishop of Wellington, Vice President 125128
VIII. On the Island of Rapa. By Captain John Vine Hall 128134
IX. Notes on Plants observed during a visit to the North of Auckland, in April, 1868. By T. Kirk 140143
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Art. X. On the Botany of the Great Barrier Island. By T. Kirk 144157
XI. On some Experiments in Hydraulic Mortar, in Auckland. By James Stewart, C.E., Assoc. Inst. C. E. 157160
XII. Notes on the Birds of the Great Barrier Island. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 160161
XIII. Notes on the Birds of the Little Barrier Island. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 162
XIV. Notes on the Basin of Te Tarata, Rotomahana. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 162163
XV. Description of Arid Island, Hauraki Gulf. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S., and T. Kirk 163167
XVI. On the Geology of the Island of Pakihi. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 167168
XVII. On the Utilization of the Phormium tenax. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 168173
XVIII. On the Chatham Islands. By H. H. Travers 173180
XIX. Notes on the Rock specimens collected by H. H. Travers, on the Chatham Islands. By Dr. Julius Haast, F.G.S., F.L.S. 180181
XX. On the present state of Applied Science in the Canterbury Province. By E. Dobson, C.E., Provincial Engineer 181195
XXI. On the Wave Phenomena observed in Lyttelton Harbour, August 15, 1868. By Captain F. D. Gibson, Chief Harbour Master 195196
XXII. On the recent Earthquakes on Land and Sea. By Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S. 196202
Articles Which Could Not Be Printed. (See Note, p. 58.)
On the Mechanical Principles involved in the flight of the Albatross. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S.
On Sinking Funds. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S.
Papers and Verbal Descriptions.
1. On Building Materials for New Zealand. By J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. 25
2. On the Amount of Silver in Gold from Makara. By W. Skey 27
3. On the results of an Analysis of the fixed constituents of Rain water, collected from an iron roof. By W. Skey 27
4. On supposed Coal from the Auckland Islands. By W. Skey 28
5. On the Extract of Towai Bark. By W. Skey 28
6. On the Water from the Whangaehu River, Auckland. By W. Skey 28
7. On Phosphate of Lime for Manure. By W. Skey 29
8. On Coal from Preservation Inlet. By W. Skey 29
9. Remarks upon some of the Coleopterous Insects, which injure fruit and other trees. By R. H. Huntley 29
10. Proposed improvement in the mechanical separation of liquids from each other, in certain Analyses for Alkaloids. By W. Skey 30
11. On the solubility of Alkaloids, generally, in certain Hydrocarbons, and the proposed substitution of Ether by Benzol, in the separation of certain of the Alkaloids. By W. Skey 31
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12. On the proposed substitution of Cyanide of Potassium for Sodium, in certain amalgamating processes for the extraction of Gold from Metallic Sulphides, etc. By W. Skey 31
13. Report on the Geology of the Country between the Lower Clutha and Mataura Rivers. By John Buchanan, Geol. Survey of N. Z. 32
14. Report on the Geology of the Great Barrier Island. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 32
15. Notes on the Earthquake felt in Wellington, on the Ist of February, 1868. By the Bishop of Wellington 33
16. Notes on New Zealand Agricultural Implements. By R. Pharazyn, F.R.G.S. 34
17. Notes on a new “Chiton” found in Wellington harbour; and on a “Fluke' from the intestinal canal of a Snapper. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 34
18. Suggestions and Experiments on the Smelting of Taranaki Iron Sand. By R. Pharazyn, F.R.G.S. 34
19. On Indications of Changes in the level of the coast line of the Southern part of the North Island. By J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. 38
20. On Variation in New Zealand Flora. By John Buchanan 39
21. Account of a Meteor seen at Karori, near Wellington, August 5, 1868. By E. Baker 40
22. On the Orthography of the Maori language. By J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. 40
23. Description of the Maori house, at the Colonial Museum. By Tareha, M.H.R. 41
24. On a Sword-fish presented to the Museum. by Dr. Knox. By Dr. Hector 44
25. On the Mineralogy of Gold in New Zealand. By Dr. Hector 45
26. On the Analyses of Auriferous Rocks from the Thames Goldfields. By Dr. Hector 45
27. On New Zealand Mean Time. By Dr. Hector 48
28. On the merits of Patent Slips. By J. R. George, C.E. 50
29. On the merits of Graving Docks. By J. Balfour, C.E., Marine Engineer 52
30. On the Crater of White Island. By Dr. Rolston and Lieut. Edwin 57
31. Notes on Land and Fresh-water Shells, collected in the northern part of the Province of Auckland, April, 1868. By T. B. Gillies 60
32. On Thames Auriferous Quartz. By Geo. Ford, Gold-mining Chemist 61
33. On Agricultural Chemistry. By John Lowe, C.E. 63
34. On the supposed rise in the land about Auckland., By A. G. Purchas, M.D. 66
35. On the Preparation of Native Flax. By A. G. Purchas, M.D. 66
36. Analyses of Waters from Hot Springs, near Mahurangi, Auckland, By Dr. Hector 70
37. Description of the Wangape Hot Springs. By Capt. F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 71
38. On some remarkable circumstances connected with the saving of Gold. By F. Whitaker 72
39. On the best method of saving Gold at the Thames. By A. G. Purchas, M.D. 74
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute ix
Rules and Statutes x–xii
List of Incorporated Societies xiii
List of Office-bearers, and Extracts from the Laws of Incorporated Societies xiv–xviii
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Essays.
On the Geographical Botany of New Zealand. Explanatory of the three following Essays. By James Hector, M.D., F.R.S.
On the Leading Features of the Geographical Botany of the Provinces of Nelson and Marlborough, New Zealand. By Sir David Monro, M.D.
Remarks on a Comparison of the General Features of the Flora of the Provinces of Nelson and Marlborough with that of Canterbury. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S.
Sketch of the Botany of Otago. By John Buchanan, Geological Survey of New Zealand.
On the Ornithology of New Zealand. By Walter Buller, F.L.S.
On the Botany, Geographic and Œconomic, of the North Island of New Zealand. By W. Colenso, F.L.S.
On the Cultivation and Acclimatization of Trees and Plants. By A. Ludlam.
On the Geology of the North Island of New Zealand. By the Hon. J. C. Crawford, F.G.S.
Short Sketch of the Maori Races. By Ed. Shortland.
On the Maori Races of New Zealand. By William Colenso, F.L.S.
Appendix.
Yield of Gold throughout the world, from the Discovery of America, in 1492, to the present time.
Meteorological Statistics of New Zealand.
List of Members of Societies incorporated with the New Zealand Institute.
Errata and Addenda.