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Volume 6, 1873

Contents.

Transactions.

I.—Miscellaneous.

Pages
Art. I. On the Variation of the Declination of the Magnetic Needle in the Southern Portion of the Middle Island, and Remarks on the Desirability of establishing Magnetic Observatories in New Zealand. By A. H. Ross 39
II. On Observed Irregularities in the Action of the Compass in Iron Steam Vessels. By A. H. Ross 1014
III. Description of the Patent Slip at Evans Bay, Wellington, and of the Mode of Erecting or Constructing the same. By J. Rees George, C.E. 1425
IV. On a Smokeless and Self-feeding Furnace for Lignites and other Fuels, and the Utilization of the Waste Heat. By H. Skey 2532
V. On the Most Economic Mode of Felting Steam Boilers. By J. C. Firth 3234
VI. On the Probability of a Water Supply being obtained for the City of Auckland from Mount Eden. By John Goodall, C.E. 3540
VII. Notes on the Proposition to supply Auckland with Water from Mount Eden. By James Stewart, C.E. 4042
VIII. On the Reclamation of Sand Wastes on the Coast, and the Prevention of their Inland Advance. By James Stewart, C.E. 4245
IX. Notes on the Plants best adapted for the Reclamation of Sand Wastes. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 4554
X. Notes on Indigenous Materials for the Manufacture of Paper. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 5557
XI. On the Prediction of Occultations of Stars by the Moon. By T. Heale 5761
II.—Zoology.
XII. On Harpagornis, an Extinct Genus of Gigantic Raptorial Birds of New Zealand. By Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S., Director of the Canterbury Museum 6275
XIII. On Cnemiornis calcitrans, Owen, showing its Affinity to the Lamellirostrate Natatores. By James Hector, M.D., F.R.S. 7684
XIV. Notes on Delphinus forsteri. By James Hector, M.D., F.R.S. 85
XV. Notice of a Variation in the Dentition of Mesoplodon hectori, Gray. By James Hector, M.D., F.R.S. 8687
XVI. List of Seals, Whales, and Dolphins of New Zealand. By J. E. Gray, Ph.D., F.R.S., Hon. Mem. N.Z. Inst. 8789
XVII. Notice of the Skeleton of the New Zealand Right Whale (Macleayius australiensis). By J. E. Gray, Ph.D., F.R.S. 9092
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XVIII. Notes on Dr. Hector's Paper on the Whales and Dolphins of the New Zealand Seas. By J. E. Gray, Ph.D., F.R.S. 9397
XIX. On the Occurrence of a New Species of Euphysetes (E. pottsii), a remarkably small Catodont Whale, on the Coast of New Zealand. By Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S. 97102
XX. On Cheimarrichthys fosteri, a New Genus belonging to the New Zealand Freshwater Fishes. By Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S. 103104
XXI. Notes on some New Zealand Fishes. By Captain F. W. Hutton, C.M.Z.S. 104107
XXII. Notice of Motella novŒ-zealandiŒ, n. s. By James Hector, M.D., F.R.S. 107108
XXIII. On a New Genus of RallidŒ. By Captain F. W. Hutton, C.M.Z.S. 108110
XXIV. Notes on the New Zealand Woodhens (Ocydromus). By Captain F. W. Hutton, C.M.Z.S. 110112
XXV. Notes on the Ornithology of New Zealand. By Walter L. Buller, D.Sc., F.L.S., etc. 112118
XXVI. Notes on the Little Bittern of New Zealand (Ardetta maculata). By Walter L. Buller, D.Sc., F.L.S. 119121
XXVII. Note on Platycercus unicolor in the British Museum. By Walter L. Buller, D.Sc., F.L.S. 121123
XXVIII. Remarks on Captain Hutton's Notes on Certain Species of New Zealand Birds. By Walter L. Buller, D.Sc., F.L.S. 123126
XXIX. Notes by Captain Hutton on Dr. Buller's “Birds of New Zealand,” with the Author's Replies thereto 126138
XXX. On the Birds of New Zealand (Part IV.) By T. H. Potts, F.L.S. 139153
XXXI. Note on the Occurrence of Dermestes lardarius and Phoracantha recurva in Canterbury, New Zealand. By C. M. Wakefield 153154
XXXII. Notes upon certain recently-described New Genera and Species of Coleoptera from Canterbury, New Zealand. By C. M. Wakefield 155157
XXXIII. List of the Insects recorded as having been found in New Zealand previous to the Year 1870. By Captain F. W. Hutton, C.M.Z.S. 158171
XXXIV. List of the Lepidoptera recorded as having been found in New Zealand previous to the Year 1871. By R. W. Fereday, C.M.E.S.L. 171182
XXXV. Observations on the Occurrence of a Butterfly, new to New Zealand, of the Genus Danais. By R. W. Fereday 183186
XXXVI. An Introduction to the Study and Collection of the Araneidea in New Zealand, with a Description and Figures of Cambridgea fasciata, L. Koch, from Chatham Island; and also of a New Species of Macrothele, Auss., M. huttonii, Cambr., found at Wellington, New Zealand. By the Rev. O. P. Cambridge, M.A., C.M.Z.S. 187207
III.—Botany.
XXXVII. List of the AlgΠof the Chatham Islands, collected by H. H. Travers, Esq., and examined by Professor John Agardh, of Lund. Communicated by Baron Ferd. von Mueller, C.M.G., M.D., F.R.S., Hon. Mem. N.Z. Inst. 208210
XXXVIII. Notes on the Flora of the Province of Wellington, with a List of Plants collected therein. By John Buchanan, of the Geological Survey of New Zealand 210235
XXXIX. Descriptions of some New Zealand Lichens, collected by John Buchanan in the Province of Wellington. By James Stirton, M.D., Glasgow. Communicated by John Buchanan 235241
XL. On some New Species of New Zealand Plants. By John Buchanan 241244
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XLI. Notice of an Undescribed Species of Cordyline. By Thomas Kirk, F.L.S. 244246
XLII. On the New Zealand Forms of Cheilanthes. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 247248
XLIII. On the Spread of Cassinia leptophylla. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 248251
IV.—Chemistry.
XLIV. Notes upon the Mineral Oils of New Zealand. By William Skey, Analyst to the Geological Survey of New Zealand 252259
XLV. Further Report on the Chemistry of Phormium tenax. By Arthur Herbert Church, M.A. Oxon., Professor of Chemistry in the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester, England 260271
V.—Geology.
XLVI. On the Geological Structure of the Thames Gold Fields. By Capt. F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 272283
XLVII. On the Formation of Mountains; a Reply to the Rev. O. Fisher. By Capt. F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 284290
XLVIII. Port Nicholson an Ancient Fresh-water Lake. By J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. 290294
XLIX. Notes on the Glacial Period. By A. D. Dobson, C.E. 294297
L. On the Extinct Glaciers of the Middle Island of New Zealand. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 297309
LI. On the Glacial Action and Terrace Formations of South New Zealand. By J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S. 309332
LII. On the Fossil Reptilia of New Zealand. By James Hector, M.D., F.R.S., Director of the Geological Survey of New Zealand 333358
LIII. On the Teeth of the Leiodon. By Charles Knight, F.R.C.S 358363

Proceedings.

Wellington Philosophical Society.

Anniversary Address of the President, Dr. Hector, F.R.S. 367376
On the Occurrence of Selenium and Tellurium in the Neighbourhood of Wellington. By W. S. Hamilton 376
Notes on the Fixing of Sand-hills. By William Keene. Communicated by J.C. Crawford, F.G.S. 376377
Notes respecting the recent Change in the Apex of Mount Cook. By Edmund Barff 379380
Notes respecting a Hot Spring in the Bed of the Wataroa River, Westland. By W. H. Ralph 380
Notice of the Occurrence of a Red Spider among the Fruit Trees in the South, and the Disappearance of the Blight. By James Morton 380381
Suggestions for the Conversion of Sawdust into Fuel. Communicated by J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. 381382
On a new Lepyrodia. By Baron F. v. Mueller, C.M.G., M.D., F.R.S., Hon. Mem. N.Z. Inst. 384
Notes of a Visit to White Island, in the course of a Trip made in H.M.S. “Basilisk.” By the Rev. William Sewell, M.A. 386387
Notes respecting the Moa Cave at Earnscleugh, Otago. By T. H. Cockburn Hood, F.G.S. 387388
Note on Sporadanthus, a new Genus of Plants from the Chatham Islands. By Baron F. v. Mueller, C.M.G., M.D., F.R.S., Hon. Mem. N.Z. Inst. 389
Abstract Report of Council 389390
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Pages
Election of Officers for 1874 390
On the Durability of New Zealand Timber, with Suggestions for its Preservation. By John Buchanan 390391
On Solar and Terrestrial Radiation. By C. Rous Marten, F.M.S. 391392
Auckland Institute.
Abstract Report of the Council 393
Election of Officers for 1873 393
Anniversary Address of the President, His Honour T. B. Gillies 394399
Report on, and Analysis of, the Water with which it is proposed to Supply Shortland and Grahamstown. From the Colonial Laboratory. Communicated by His Honour the Superintendent 399
Remarks on Dr. Bastian's recent Work on the Beginnings of Life. By T. Heale 400401
On Cosmography By J. Leith 401
On Induction and Necessary Truth. By the Rev. R. Kidd, LL.D. 402
Remarks on Mr. Leith's Paper on Cosmography. By T. Heale 402
Report on Samples of Stone from the Tokatea Tunnel. By Dr. Hector, F.R.S. Communicated by His Honour the Superintendent 402404
Abstract Report of the Council 405406
Election of Officers for 1874 406
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
Anniversary Address of the President, Henry J. Tancred 407415
On the Desirability of dedicating to the People of New Zealand small Areas of Ground, assimilating to the Village Greens of England. By F. E. Wright 415416
Résumé of the Characters of the Family Epeiridæ. By Ll. Powell, M.D. 417
Note upon recently-described New Zealand Coleoptera. By C. M. Wakefield 417
Further Notes on recently-described New Zealand Coleoptera. By C. M. Wakefield 418
Abstract Report of the Council 418
Election of Officers for 1874 419
Exhibition of a Skeleton of Aptornis by Dr. Haast 419
Anniversary Address of the President, Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S. 419432
Otago Institute.
Remarks on the Whale Fishery in the South Seas 433
A Visit to Sandymount District, Otago Peninsula, and a brief Description of some of its more prominent Natural Features. By Peter Thomson 434435
On the Skull of a Grampus killed by the Maoris at the Heads. By A. C. Purdie 435436
Salmon Acclimatization in New Zealand. By W. Lauder Lindsay, M.D., F.R.S.E., Hon. Mem. N.Z. Inst. 436438
Election of Officers for 1874 439440
On the Mythology and Traditions of the Maori in New Zealand. By the Rev. F. H. Wohlers 440
Anniversary Address of the President, J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S. 440446
Maori Traditions in the Native Language. By the Rev. F. H. Wohlers 446
On some Naturalized Plants of Otago. By G. M. Thomson 446447
Remarks on Hepaticæ collected by Captain Hutton and Mr. Kirk. By Dr. S. Berggren 447
Note on a Sea Trout caught in Otago Harbour. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 447
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Nelson Association.
Pages
Election of Officers for 1874 449
Note on a Green and Brown Spotted Lizard. By T. Mackay 449
New Zealand Institute.
Fifth Annual Report by the Board of Governors 451453
Accounts of the New Zealand Institute 453
Address to His Excellency Sir G. F. Bowen, G.C.M.G. 453454
Reply to Address 454

Appendix.

Pages
Meteorological Statistics of New Zealand for 1873 xixxxi
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1873 xxi
Comparative Abstract for 1873 and Previous Years xxii
Notes on the Weather during 1873 xxiiixxiv
Philological Considerations on the Whence of the Maori. By J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S. xxvlxv
On the Botany of Tahiti. (Author unknown.) Communicated by the Hon. W. B. D. Mantell, F.G.S. lxvilxxx
Abstract of Lecture on New Guinea. By Captain Moresby, R.N., of H.M.S. “Basilisk” lxxxilxxxix
A Catalogue of the Neuropterous Insects of New Zealand; with Notes and Descriptions of new Forms. By Robert M'Lachlan, F.L.S. (Reprinted from Ann. and Mag. N. H., July, 1873, p. 30 et seq.) xcxcix
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute c
Ordinary Members ccvi
Errata et Addenda iii
Contents vix
List of Plates x
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xi
Abstracts of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xi-xiii
List of Incorporated Societies xiv
Officers of Incorporated Societies and Extracts from the Rules xivxvi
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Illustrations.

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I. J. T. Thomson.—Rainitsontsoraka xxxvi
II. " Map illustrating “Whence of the Maori” xxx
III. " " " " lviii
IV. George.—Wellington Patent Slip 16
V. Firth.—Boiler Felting 32
H. Skey.—Smokeless Furnace
VI. Cambridge.—Macrothele huttonii, Cambridgea fasciata 204
VII. Haast.— Harpagornis moorei 64
VIII. " Harpagornis assimilis 68
IX. " Harpagornis moorei 72
X. Hector.— Cnemiornis calcitrans 76
XI. " " " 78
XII. " " " 80
XIII. " " " 84
XIV. " " " 80
XIV.A. " " " 82
XV. Haast.—Euphysetes pottsii 98
XV.A. Hector.—Mesoplodon hectori 86
XVI. Gray.—Macleayius australiensis 90
XVII. " " " 90
XVIII. Haast.—Cheimarrichthys fosteri 104
Hector.—Motella novŒ-zealandiŒ
Hutton.— Lotella rhacinus, Gasterochisma melampus, Odax vittatus
XIX. " Leptoscopus macropygus, Leptoscopus angusticeps, Rhombosolea tapirina 104
XX. " Cabalus (Rallus) modestus 108
XXI. Buller.—Ardetta maculata 120
XXII. Buchanan.— Senecio robusta, Rubus parva 240
XXIII. " Senecio hectori 244
XXIV. Knight.—Leiodon haumuriensis 360
XXV. " " " 360
XXVI. " " " 362
XXVII. Hector.—Plesiosaurus australis, Polycotylus tenuis 338
XXVIII. "Plesiosaurus crassicostatus, Plesiosaurus hoodi 344
XXIX. "Mauisaurus haastii 348
XXX. "Leiodon haumuriensis 352
XXXI. "Taniwhasaurus oweni 354