Contents - Volume 7, 1874
All full-page illustrations (plates) in this volume can be seen in the Picture Gallery.
- (title page)
- Errata Et Addenda.
New Zealand Institute.
- Established Under An Act Of The General Assembly Of New Zealand Intituled “The New Zealand Institute Act, 1867.”
- Abstracts Of Rules And Statutes.
- List of incorporated societies.
- Wellington philosophical society.
- Philosophical institute of canterbury.
- Otago institute.
- Nelson association for the promotion of science and industry.
- Westland institute.
Transactions of The New Zealand Institute, 1874
- Art. I.—The Mythology and Traditions of the Maori in New Zealand.
- Art. II.—Researches and Excavations carried on in and near the Moa-bone Point Cave, Sumner Road, in the Year 1872.
- Art. III.—Notes on an ancient Native Burial Place near the Moa-bone Point, Sumner.
- Art. IV.—Notes on the Moa-hunter Encampment at Shag Point, Otago.
- Art. V.—On the Identity of the Moa-hunters with the present Maori Race.
- Art. VI.—On the Hot Winds of Canterbury.
- Art. VII.—Observations regarding the Hot Winds of Canterbury and Hawke Bay.
- Art. VIII.—Notes upon the probable Changes that have taken place in the Physical Geography of New Zealand since the Arrival of the Maori.
- Art. IX.—Notes on Maori Traditions of the Moa.
- Art. X.—Description of the Moa Swamp at Hamilton.
- Art. XI.—Notice of the Earnscleugh Cave.
- Art. XII.—On the Discovery of a cut Stump of a Tree, giving Evidence of the Existence of Man in New Zealand at or before the Volcanic Era.
- Art. XIII.—Description of a Wreck found at the Haast River. From a Report to his Honour J. A. Bonar, Superintendent.
- Art. XIV.—Notes on the reported Collision of Biela's Comet with the Earth's Atmosphere.
- Art. XV.—On the Zodiacal Light, as seen in Southern Latitudes.
- Art. XVI.—On a new Thermometer for Lecture Purposes.
- Art. XVII.—A Scheme of University and General Education.
- Art. XVIII.—On University Education.
- Art. XIX.—The Claims of Science in National Education.
- Art. XX.—Early Instruction.
- Art. XXI.—On Forest Culture.
- Art. XXII.—On the Ornithology of New Zealand.
- Art. XXIII.—Notes on certain disputed Species of New Zealand Birds.
- Art. XXIV.—On the Existence of two Species of Hieracidea in New Zealand. Plate IX.
- Art. XXV.—Notes on an alleged new Species of Tern (Sterna alba, Potts).
- Art. XXVI.—Description of a new Species of Petrel (Procellaria affinis).
- Art. XXVII.—On the Occurrence of Plotus novæ-hollandiæ in New Zealand.
- Art. XXVIII.—Notice of a new Species of Parrakeet in New Zealand. Plate VIII.
- Art. XXIX.—On the Genus Himantopus in New Zealand.
- Art. XXX.–On some additions to the Collection of Birds in the Colonial Museum.
- Art. XXXI.–Preliminary Remarks on some New Zealand Birds.
- Art. XXXII.—On the Occurrence of Lamna cornubica, Porbeagle Shark, Flem., the Mako of the Maoris, in New Zealand.
- Art. XXXIII.—On the Occurrence of Leptocephalus longirostris, Kaup, on the Coast of New Zealand.
- Art. XXXIV.—Notes on New Zealand Ichthyology. Plates X. and XI.
- Art. XXXV.—Notes on New Zealand Whales.
- Art. XXXVI.—Description of some Plates of Baleen in the Otago Museum.
- Art. XXXVII.—Description of some Moa, Remains from the Knobby Ranges.
- Art. XXXVIII.—On the Dimensions of Dinornis Bones.
- Art. XXXIX.—Description of two new Species of Aplysia.
- Art. XL.—Description of two new Species of Crustacea from New Zealand.
- Art. XLI.—Description of a new Species of Actinia.
- Art. XLII.—Notes on the New Zealand Hydroideæ.
- Art. XLIII.—Description of a new Crustacean, Phronima novæ-zealandiæ.
- Art. XLIV.—On the Disappearance of the larger Kinds of Lizard from North Canterbury.
- Art. XLV.–On the Geodephagous Coleoptera of New Zealand.
- Art. XLVI.—On the Longicorn Coleoptera of New Zealand.
- Art. XLVII.—On the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Chatham Islands.
- Art. XLVIII.—Observations on the different Modifications in the Capsules of Mosses, with, reference to the Dispersion of their Spores.
- Art. XLIX.—Description of a new Species of Senecio.
- Art. L.—On the Fertilisation of Acianthus and Cyrtostilis.
- Art. LI.—On Pterostylis squamata in New Zealand.
- Art. LII—A Description of some new Species of Gymnostomum.
- Art. LIII.—Description of some New Zealand Lichens.
- Art. LIV.—Description of a new Lichen (Stereocaulon buchanani).
- Art. LV.—On the Occurrence of Hæmatoccus sanguineus on the Wool of a dead Sheep.
- Art. LVI.—On some of the Naturalized Plants of Otago.
- Art. LVII.—On Mottled Kauri.
- Art. LVIII.—Description of a new Species of Isoëtes.—
- Art. LIX.—On the Occurrence of Juncus lamprocarpus, Ehr., in New Zealand.
- Art. LX.—On the Analogy of Cyanogen to Oxygen.
- Art. LXI.—On the Evolution of Heat during the Hydration of Clay-slate, Clay, and Coal.
- Art. LXII.—Notes on the Formation and Constitution of Torbanite and similar Minerals.
- Art. LXIII.—On the Evolution of absorbed Sulphur from Carbon by Voltaic Action; with Notes upon the Rev. H. Highton's Theory for explaining the Evolution of this Gas from certain Batteries in Work.
- Art. LXIV.—On, Duplex Telegraphy.
- Art. LXV.—On a Modification of the Electric Lamp for projecting the Spectra of different Metals on the Screen.
- Art. LXVI.—Notes on the Colouring Matter of Hœmatococcus sanguineus.
- Art. LXVII.—Notes on the Chemical Properties of some of the Strata from Mr. Firth's Well at Mount Eden.
- Art. LXVIII.—Notes on Dr. Haast's supposed Pleistocene Glaciation of New Zealand.
- Art. LXIX.—On the Date of the Glacial Period; a, Comparison of Views represented in Papers published in the Transactions of the N.Z. Institute, Vols. V. and VI.[Read before the Nelson Association, 5th April, 1875.]
- Art. LXX.—The Glacial Period of New Zealand.[Read before the Nelson Association, 5th April, 1875.]
- Art. LXXI.—Did the great Cook Strait River flow to the North-West or to the South-East?[Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 25th July, 1874.]
- Art. LXXII.—On the Wanganui Tertiaries.[Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 8th August, 1874.]
- Art. LXXIII—Description of three new Tertiary Shells, in the Otago Museum.
- Art. LXXIV.—Notes on the Microscopic Structure of certain Igneous Rocks submitted by the Director of the Geological Survey of New Zealand.
- Art. LXXV.—Deep Sinking in the Lava Beds of Mount Eden.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
First Meeting. 18th July, 1874.
Second Meeting. 25th July, 1874.
Third Meeting. 8th August, 1874.
Fourth Meeting. 15th August, 1874.
Fifth Meeting. 29th August, 1874.
Sixth Meeting. 12th September, 1874.
Seventh Meeting. 21st November, 1874.
Eighth Annual General Meeting. 10th February, 1875.
- On the Occurrence of Lepilœna preissii, Muell., and Carex chlorantha, Br., in New Zealand.
- Abstract Report of Council for1874.
- Election of Officers for 1875.—President—W. L. Buller, D.Sc., F.L.S., F.G.S.; Vice-Presidents—J. C. Crawford, F.G.S., and W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S.; Council—Hon. W. B. D. Mantell, F.G.S., T. Kirk, F.L.S., J. R. George, C.E., C. C. Graham, Captain Edwin, J. Marchant, H. F. Logan; Auditor—A. Baker; Secretary and Treasurer—R. B. Gore.
- Notes on Hutton's Catalogue of the Marine Mollusca of New Zealand.
- Note on Rallus modestus.
First Meeting. 4th May, 1874.
Second Meeting. 1st June, 1874.
Third Meeting. 29th June, 1874.
Fourth Meeting. 27th July, 1874.
Fifth Meeting. 26th August, 1874.
Sixth Meeting. 21st September, 1874.
Seventh Meeting. 26th October, 1874.
Annual General Meeting. 15th February, 1875.
- T. Heale, in the chair.
- Abstract of Annual Report.
- Election of Officers for 1875.—President—J. C. Firth; Council—J. L. Campbell, M.D., J. M. Clark, W. Earl, G. F. Edmonstone, T. B. Gillies, J. Goodall, C.E., Hon. Colonel Haultain, T. Heale, Rev. J. Kinder, D.D., G. M. Mitford, J. Stewart, C.E.; Secretary—T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S.; Auditor—C. Tothill.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
Second Meeting. 2nd April, 1874.
Third Meeting. 7th May, 1874.
Fourth Meeting. 4th June, 1874.
Fifth Meeting. 2nd July, 1874.
Sixth Meeting. 6th August, 1874.
Seventh Meeting. 3rd September, 1874.
Eighth Meeting (Special). 15th September, 1874.
Ninth Meeting. 1st October, 1874.
Special Meeting. 28th October, 1874.
Annual General Meeting. 5th November, 1874.
- Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S., President, in the chair.
- Election of Officers for. 1875.—President—Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S.; Vice-Presidents—R. W. Fereday, Rev. J. W. Stack; Council—Dr. J. S. Coward, H. J. Tancred, Ll. Powell, M.D., G. W. Hall, His Honour Mr. Justice Gresson, Professor A. W. Bickerton, F.C.S.; Hon. Treasurer—John Inglis; Hon. Secretary—C. M. Wakefield.
- Abstract Report of the Council.
Special General Meeting. 26th November, 1874.
Special General Meeting. 23rd December, 1874.
Special General Meeting. 5th January, 1875.
Second Meeting. 28th May, 1874.
Third Meeting. 11th June, 1874.
Fourth Meeting. 13th July, 1874.
Fifth Meeting. 15th July, 1874.
Sixth Meeting. 10th August, 1874.
Seventh Meeting. 12th October, 1874.
Annual General Meeting. 1st February, 1875.
- Comparison of the Marine Mollusca of South Australia with those of New Zealand.
- Annual Report.
- Election of Officers For 1875.—President—J. S. Webb; Vice-Presidents—J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S., P. Thomson; Council—Professor Millen Coughtrey, Dr. Hocken, A. Bathgate, H. Skey, D. Brent, G. M. Thomson, and J. M'Kerrow; Hon. Treasurer—R. Gillies; Hon. Secretary—Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S.
Nelson Association for the Promotion of Science and Industry.
First Meeting. 21st August, 1874
Second Meeting. 10th November, 1874.
Third Meeting. 10th January, 1875.
Fourth Meeting. 5th April, 1875.
- The Bishop of Nelson, Vice-President, in the chair.
- Election of Officers for 1875.—President—Sir David Monro; Vice-President—The Bishop of Nelson; Council—Leonard Boor, M.R.C.S., Charles Hunter-Brown, F. W. Irvine, M.D., Hon. Thos. Renwick, Joseph Shephard, Geo. Williams, M.D.; Hon Treasurer and Secretary—T. Mackay, C.E.
New Zealand Institute,
The Climate Of New Zealand.
- Meteorological Statistics of New Zealand for 1874.
- Table V.—Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1874.
- Table VI.—Comparative Abstract for 1874, and previous Years.
- Notes on the Weather during 1874.
- Notes on the Word “Moa,” in the Poetry of the New Zealanders.
- Abstract of Meteorological Observations taken at Delanasau, Bay of Islands, Bua, Fiji, for the year ending December 31st, 1873.
- Observations on the Growth and Reproduction of the Red Corpuscles of the Blood.
- Induction and Necessary Truth.[Read before the Auckland Institute, 6th January, 1874.]
- On Probability.—(Part I.)[Read before the Auckland Institute, 1st June, 1874.]
- What is Science?[Read before the Auckland Institute, 29th June, 1874.]
- Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute.
- Ordinary Members.
- Auckland Institute.
- Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
- Otago Institute.
- Nelson Association for the Promotion of Science and Industry.
- Westland Institute.
- Hawke Bay Philosophical Institute.