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Volume 6, 1873
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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