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Volume 2, 1869

Contents.

Pages
Anniversary Address of the President, Sir George F. Bowen, G. C. M. G., Pages delivered to the Members of the New Zealand Institute, July 24, 1869 39
Anniversary Address, delivered to the Members of the Wellington Philosophical Society, June 19, 1869, by J. C. Crawford, F. G. S., Vice-President 306398
Anniversary Address, delivered to the Members of the Auckland Institute, June 7, 1869, by T. B. Gillies, President 405410
Anniversary Address, delivered to the Members of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, October 8, 1869, by Julius Haast, Ph. D., F. R. S., President 421424
Inaugural Address, delivered to the Members of the Otago Institute, July 20, 1869, by His Honor Mr. Justice Ward 425427
Transactions.
Natural History.
ART. I. On the New Zealand Sword-fish. By F. J. Knox, L. R. C. S. E. 1316
II. On the Tuatara (Hatteria punctata). By F. J. Knox, L. R. C. S. E. 1720
III. On the Anatomy of Naultinus Greyii. By F. J. Knox, L. R. C. S. E. 2021
IV. On the Baloenidæ, or Whales with baleen. By F. J. Knox, L. R. C. S. E. With Notes by Dr. Hector 2128
V. On Seals of the genus Stenorhyncus, captured on the East Coast of Otago. By J. S. Webb 2832
VI. On a (probably new) variety of the Small-nailed Seal, —Stenorhyncus Leptonyx, of Cuvier, and De Blainville, and allied to the Phoca Leopardina of Jameson. By Rev. Charles Fraser, M. A., F. G. S. 3334
VII. On a species of Ophisurus, found on the Coast of New Zealand. By James Hector, M. D., F. R. S. With anatomical observations by F. J. Knox, L. R. C. S. E. 3440
VIII. On the Birds of New Zealand. By T. H. Potts 4078
IX. Description of two Birds new to the Fauna of New Zealand. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F. G. S. 7880
X. On the introduction of the Pheassant into the Province of Auckland. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F. G. S. 80
XI. On the Katipo, a poisonous spider of New Zealand. By F. W. Wright, L. M. P. New Zealand 8184
XII. On four Fishes, commonly found in the River Avon; with a consideration of the question, “What is Whitebait?” By LI. Powell, M. R. C. S. St. A. 8487
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ART. XIII. On the New Zealand Frog (Leiopelma Hochstetterii); with an account of a remarkable feature in the history of some species of Australian Frogs. By A. Wander Aitken 8788
XLV. Preliminary notice of a Ziphid Whale, probably Berardius Arnuxii, stranded on December 16, 1868, on the sea beach, near New Brighton, Canterbury. By Julius Haast, Ph. D., F. R. S. 190192
LXIII. Notes on the Ornithology of New Zealand. By Walter Buller, F. L. S., F. G. S. 385392
Botany.
XIV. On some new species of New Zealand Plants. By John Buchanan, of the Geological Survey Department 8889
XV. On the Botany of the Thames Gold Fields. By T. Kirk 89100
XVI. An account of the Puka (Meryta Sinclairii). By T. Kirk 100102
XVII. On Grasses, and other plants, adapted for pasturage in the Province of Auckland, especially with regard to indigenous kinds. By T. Kirk 102106
XVIII. On the occurrence of Orobanche; a genus new to the Flora of New Zealand. By T. Kirk 106
XIX. On the discovery of Isoetes, and other genera of Rhizocarpæ, new to the Flora of New Zealand. By T. Kirk 107
XX. On Epacris purpurascens, Br., in New Zealand; with remarks on Epacris pauciflora, A. Rich. By T. Kirk 107108
XXI. On the structure and colour of the fibre of Phormium tenax. By T. Nottidge 108111
XXII. On the structure of the Leaf of Phormium tenax. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F. G. S. 111116
XXIII. On the New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax). By Major Heaphy, V. C. 116117
XXIV. On the Vegetation of the neighbourhood of Christchurch, including Riccarton, Dry Bush, etc. By J. F. Armstrong. With Introductory Remarks on the Distribution of Plants in the Province of Canterbury. By J. Haast, Ph. D., F. R. S. 118128
XXV. On Irrigation as applied to the growth of New Zealand Flax. By J. C. Crawford, F. G. S. 129131
XXVI. On the Naturalized Plants of New Zealand, especially with regard to those occurring in the Province of Auckland. By T. Kirk 131146
LXI. List of Plants found in the Northern District of the Province of Auckland. By J. Buchanan, and T. Kirk 239247
Chemistry.
XXVII. On the production of certain Crystalline Phosphates and Arseniates. By W. Skey, Analyst to the Geological Survey of New Zealand 146148
XXVIII. On the effects of the application of the Hot Blast to Blow-pipe purposes; and the proposed substitution of Heated Air for Oxygen in the production of certain thermal and illuminating effects. Preliminary notice. By W. Skey 148150
XXIX. On the alkalinity of Carbonate of Lime. By W. Skey 150151
XXX. On the absorptive properties of Silica; and its direct hydration by contact with water. By W. Skey 151152
XXXI. On the examination of the bark of Coprosma grandifolia, for Alkaloids. By W. Skey 152
XXXII. On the extraction of the poisonous principle of the Tutu plant (Coriaria ruscifolia). By W. Skey 153155
XXXIII. On the Fusibility of Platinum in the Blow-pipe Flame. By W. Skey 155
XXXIV. On the application of Iodine and Bromine, for the detection of gold when in minute quantities. By W. Skey 156157
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Geology.
ART. XXXV. Remarks on the Coast Line between Kai Iwi and Waitotara, on the West Coast of the Province of Wellington. By R. Pharazyn, F. R. G. S. 158160
XXXVI. On Alluvial Gold in the Province of Wellington. By J. C. Crawford, F. G. S. 160
XXXVII. On the Geology of the North Head of Manukau Harbour. By Captain Hutton, F. G. S. 161
XXXVIII. Description of Lava Caves at the “Three Kings,” near Auckland. By James Stewart, C. E., Assoc. Inst. C. E. 162163
XXXIX. On the Wanganui Beds (Upper Tertiaries). By J. Buchanan, of the Geological Survey of New Zealand 163166
XL. On the Tertiary Series of Oamaru and Moeraki. By Charles Traill 166169
XLI. Account of a visit to a Hot Spring called “Te Puia,” near Wangape lake, Central Waikato, Auckland; in August, 1868. By R. Gillies 169173
XLII. On Improvements in the Processes for Extracting and Saving Gold. By T. Heale, C. E. 174176
XLIII. Notes on the Geology of the Outlying Islands of New Zealand; with extracts from Official Reports. Communicated by James Hector, M. D., F. R. S., Director Geological Survey of New Zealand 176186
XLIV. Notes on a Collection of Saurian remains, from the Waipara River, Canterbury, in the possession of J. H. Cockburn Hood, Esq. By J. Haast, Ph. D., F. R. S. 186189
Miscellaneous.
XLVI. On University Education, as adapted to the circumstances and prospects of the Colony of New Zealand. By Rev. Charles Fraser, M. A., F. G. S. 192196
XLVII. On the General Principles of an Education Scheme for New Zealand. By W. S. Hamilton, Mathematical Master, Wellington College and Grammar School 196197
XLVIII. On the River Systems of the south portion of the Province of Wellington. By J. T. Stewart 198203
XLIX. On the Raising of the s. s. “Taranaki.” By J. T. Stewart 203211
L. On Thorough Drainage. By J. C. Crawford, F. G. S. 211213
LI. On the Surface Fall of Water, as a guide for Under Drainage. By James Baber, C. E. 213
LII. On Sewage Irrigation, and its results, with a Sketch of the Main Drainage Systems of London and Paris. By S. Tancred, Assoc. Inst. C. E. 214218
LIII. On the Drainage Works at Remuera Swamp. By J. Baber, C. E. 219
LIV. On the Comparative Performances of certain River Steamers on the Waikato. By James Stewart, C. E. 220221
LV. On the earlier Earthquake Waves observed on the Coast of New Zealand. By C. Davie, Chief Surveyor, Province of Canterbury 222223
LVI. On a series of Tables for facilitating the Calculation of Altitudes from Barometrical Observations in Mountainous Countries; with explanations. By E. Dobson, C. E., Assoc. Inst. C. E. 223226
LVII. The earth of New Zealand, a bad Conductor of Electricity, as compared with that of other countries. By F. E. Wright 226227
LVIII. On the Mechanical Principles involved in the Flight of the Albatros. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F. G. S. 227232
LIX. On the Mechanical Principles involved in the Sailing Flight of the Albatros. By J. S. Webb 233236
LX. On Sinking Funds. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F. G. S. 236239
LXII. On the Sand-worn Stones of Evans' Bay. By W. T. L. Travers, F. L. S. 247248
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Lectures.
Pages.
On the Nature of Art. By James Edward Fitzgerald 251265
Man's Place in Creation. By C. W. Richmond, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of New Zealand 267281
The Modern Aspect of Natural Theology. By C. W. Richmond, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of New Zealand 281297
On the Changes effected in the Natural Features of a New Country by the Introduction of Civilized Races. By W. T. L. Travers, F. L. S. Part 1 299313
Ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto Part 2 313330
On certain Modern Projects of Inter-communication, and their relation to New Zealand. By F. Wakefield, F. L. S. 331341
On the Geology of the Province of Wellington. By J. C. Crawford, F. G. S. 343360
On Mining in New Zealand. Abstract of four Lectures. By James Hector, M. D., F. R. S., Director Geological Survey of New Zealand 361384
Papers and Verbal Descriptions.
1. On the preservation of meat by bisulphite of lime. By J. C. Crawford, F. G. S. 396
2. On dusting vines and fruit trees, affected with blight, with flour of sulphur, etc. By J. C. Crawford, F. G. S. 396
3. On the poisoning of an Elephant, through eating Tutu (Coriaria ruscifolia). By J. Haast, Ph. D., F. R. S. 399
4. On Silver Ore from Stewart's Island. By W. Skey, Analyst Geol. Survey of New Zealand 399
5. Comparative review of the way in which gold occurs in the North and South Islands of New Zealand. By J. Hector, M. D., F. R. S. 400
6. On the Mud Fish (Neochanna apoda, Gunther), from Hokitika. By J. Hector, M. D., F. R. S. 402
7. On a remarkable Meteor observed in Wellington, November 8, 1869. By Rev. A. Stock, B. A. 402
8. Preliminary notes on the bones of a fossil Penguin. By J. Hector, M. D., F. R. S. 403
9. On the decrease of Honey in the Auckland Province. By R. Todd, C. E. 411
10. On Artificial Stone. By A. G. Purchas, M. D. 411
11. On the Latent Heat contained in the aqueous vapour in the Atmosphere. By J. A. Wilson 413
12. On a remarkable Phenomenon observed at a Hot Spring near Lake Taupo. By Captain J. G. Corbett 414
Proceedings.
Minutes of Meetings: Session of 1869.
Wellington Philosophical Society 395404
Auckland Institute 404417
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 417425
Otago Institute 425430
Appendix.
Meteorological Statistics of New Zealand for 1869 431
List of Earthquakes in New Zealand in 1869 433
List of Members 435
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute x
Abstract of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xixii
List of Incorporated Societies xiii
List of Office-bearers, and Extracts from the Laws of Incorporated Societies xiiixvi
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Illustrations.
Plates. Pages.
1. Sword-fish of the Southern Seas, showing anatomy of the head 14
2a. Skull of Baloena marginata, Gray 22
2b. Rorqualus major, and R. minor 26
3. Ophisurus Novoe Zelandioe 34
4. Nests of New Zealand Birds 50
5. Ditto ditto 58
6. Ditto ditto 66
7. Isoetes Kirkii, Braun. 106
8. Phormium tenax—showing structure of leaf 112
9. Sections between Kai Iwi and Waitotara rivers 158
9a. Section along the coast north of Manukau Harbour, etc. 160
10. Sketch Plan of Caves at “Three Kings,” near Auckland 162
11. Map showing river systems of the southern parts of the Province of Wellington 198
12. Lifting apparatus used for s. s. “Taranaki” 204
13. Junction of Moawhanga with Rangitikei rivers 354
14. Geological Map and Section of Grey Coal-field 380
15. Section of Shakespere Cliff, Wanganui 164
16. Fish of the River Avon, Canterbury 84
17. Sand-worn Stones of Evans' Bay 246
18. Sketch Map of Province of Auckland, North 132
19. Map and Section of North-Western District of Otago 372
20. Drainage Works at Remuera Swamp 218
21. Comparative Map of New Zealand and Australian Cordillera 366