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Volume 14, 1881
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Contents.

Transactions.

I.—Miscellaneous.

Pages.
Art. I. Historical Incidents and Traditions of the Olden Times, pertaining to the Maoris of the North Island (East Coast), New Zealand; highly illustrative of their national character, and containing many peculiar, curious, and little-known customs and circumstances, and matters firmly believed by them; now for the first time faithfully translated from old Maori writings and recitals; with explanatory notes. Part II. By W. Colenso, F.L.S. 333
II. Contributions towards a better Knowledge of the Maori Race. Part IV. By W. Colenso 3348
III. On the fine Perception of Colours possessed by the ancient Maoris. By W. Colenso 4976
IV. Notes upon the Great Flood of February, 1868. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 7689
V. Remarks on the Sand Dunes of the West Coast of the Provincial District of Wellington. By W. T. L. Travers 8994
VI. On the Taieri River Floods and their Prevention. By W. Arthur, C.E. 94100
VII. On the Reclamation of Waste River Beds. By A. D. Dobson, F.G.S. 100103
VIII. A few Remarks on the Carved Stone Bird, named Korotangi by the Maoris, now in the possession of Major Wilson. By Professor Julius von Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S. 104105
IX. On Vertical Triangulation. By C. W. Adams. 105106
X. Notes on the Height of Mount Cook. By C. W. Adams. 106107
XI. Remarks on Mr. Frankland's Paper on “Mind Stuff.” By J. Turnbull Thomson, F.R.G.S., F.R.S.S.A. 107112
XII. On the Production of Inflammatory Action in detached Portions of dead Animal Bodies. By Robert Hall Bakewell, M.D., etc. 113120
XIII. On a Source of Water Supply for Invercargill. By John R. Cuthbertson. (Abstract) 121122
XIV. On the Conversion and Civilization of the Maoris in the South of New Zealand. By the Rev. J. F. H. Wohlers 123134
XV. Fallacies in the Theory of Circular Motion. By T. Wakelin, B.A. 134142
II.—Zoology.
XVI. On the New Zealand Hydrobiinæ. By Professor F. W. Hutton 143146
XVII. On a new Genus of Rissoinæ. By Professor F. W. Hutton 147
XVIII. On the Fresh-water Lamellibranchs of New Zealand. By Professor F. W. Hutton 148150
XIX. Notes on some Pulmonate Mollusca. By Professor F. W. Hutton 150158
XX. Notes on the Anatomy of the Bitentaculate Slugs of New Zealand. By Professor F. W. Hutton 158161
XXI. Notes on some Branchiate Mollusca. By Professor F. W. Hutton 162167
XXII. Description of two little-known Species of New Zealand Shells. By W. Colenso, F.L.S. 168169
XXIII. Notes on New Zealand Mollusca. By Mr. Justice Gillies 169171
XXIV. Additions to the New Zealand Crustacea. By Charles Chilton 171174
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XXV. On some Subterranean Crustacea. By Charles Chilton, B.A. 174180
XXVI. History of Fish Culture in New Zealand. By W. Arthur, C.E. 180210
XXVII. On the Occurrence of the Salmon Tro in Nelson Harbour. By James Hector, M.D. 211213
XXVIII. On two Species of Nudibranchiate Mollusca. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. 213215
XXIX. Further Notes on Coccidæ in New Zealand, with Descriptions of new Species. By W. M. Maskell, Fell. Roy. Micros. Soc. 215229
XXX. Additions to the Crustacean Fauna of New Zealand. By George M. Thomson, F.L.S. 230238
XXXI. On the Notornis. By Walter L. Buller, C.M.G., Sc.D., F.R.S. 238244
XXXII. On the Skeleton of Notornis mantelli. By T. Jeffery Parker, B.Sc. London, Professor of Biology in the University of Otago 245258
XXXIII. On a new Method of preserving Cartilaginous Skeletons and other soft Animal Structures. By T. Jeffery Parker 258264
XXXIV. Notice of the Occurrence of the Eastern Golden Plover (Charadrius fulvus) in the Auckland District. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. 264265
XXXV. Notice of the Occurrence of the Australian Roller (Eurystomus pacificus) in New Zealand. By T. F. Cheeseman 265266
XXXVI. On some new Marine Planarians. By T. W. Kirk, Assistant in the Colonial Museum 267268
XXXVII. Additions to the List of New Zealand Shells. By T. W. Kirk. 268269
XXXVIII. On Pseudo-scab and Lung-worm in Sheep. By John Buchanan, F.L.S. 269274
XXXIX. Notes on Zoological Researches made on the Chicken Islands, East Coast of the North Island. By Andreas Reischek; communicated by Professor von Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S. 274277
XL. On some new and undescribed Species of New Zealand Insects, of the Orders Orthoptera and Coleoptera. By W. Colenso, F.L.S. 277282
XLI. Description of new Shells. By T. W. Kirk, Assistant in the Colonial Museum 282283
XLII. Description of new Cephalopoda. By T. W. Kirk 283286
III.—Botany.
XLIII. On the Fresh-water Algæ of New Zealand. By W. I. Spencer, M.R.C.S. 287299
XLIV. On some Additions to the Flora of New Zealand. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. 299301
XLV. Contributions to a Flora of the Nelson Provincial District. By T. F. Cheeseman 301329
XLVI. A Description of a few new Plants from our New Zealand Forests. By W. Colenso, F.L.S. 329341
XLVII. On the Alpine Flora of New Zealand. By John Buchanan, F.L.S., of the Geological Survey Department 342356
XLVIII. On some Plants new to New Zealand, and Description of a new Species. By J. Buchanan 356357
XLIX. On new Species of New Zealand Diatoms. By John Inglis 357359
L. Description of new Plants. By J. B. Armstrong 359362
LI. Description of new Plants. By D. Petrie, M.A. 362364
LII. Notes on Epacris microphylla in New Zealand. By A. T. Urquhart 364365
LIII. On the Sugar Values of Beetroots grown in the Waikato District. By J. A. Pond 365372
LIV. Notes on Sorghum Experiment. By Mr. Justice Gillies 373374
LV. On an Abnormal Growth of New Zealand Flax. By the Rev. Philip Walsh 374
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LVI. On the New Zealand Olives. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 375378
LVII. Notice of the Occurrence of Triodia and Atropis in New Zealand, with Descriptions of new Species. By T. Kirk 378379
LVIII. A Revision of the New Zealand Lepidia, with Descriptions of new Species. By T. Kirk 379382
LIX. Notes on recent Additions to the New Zealand Flora. By T. Kirk 382386
LX. Notes on Plants from Campbell Island. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 387389
IV.—Chemistry.
LXI. On the Preparation of Spontaneously Inflammable Phosphine. By T. A. Mollet 391392
LXII. On a new Form of Burette. By T. A. Mollet 392393
LXIII. Notes on Refrigeration. By Professor A. W. Bickerton 394397
LXIV. On the supposed Paraffin Deposit at Waiapu. By William Skey, Analyst to the Geological Survey Department 397399
LXV. On a Search for the Poisonous Principle of Brachyglottis repanda and B. rangiora. By W. Skey 400402
LXVI. On a new Theory of the Mode by which Photographic Effects are produced with Silver Salts. By William Skey 403404
LXVII. On the Percentage of Citric Acid obtained from Limes grown in Auckland and Tahiti. By J. A. Pond 405406
V.—Geology.
LXVIII. On the Formation of Lake Wakatipu. By William Stuart 407408
LXIX. Description of new Tertiary Fossils. By T. W. Kirk, Assistant in the Colonial Museùm 409
LXX. On a Deposit of Moa Bones near Motanau, North Canterbury. By Alexander McKay, of the Geological Survey Department 410414
LXXI. Further Notes on the Thermal Springs in the Hanmer Plains, Provincial District of Nelson. By Julius von Haast, Ph. D., F.R.S. 414417
LXXII. Notes on the Mineralogy of New Zealand. By S. Herbert Cox, F.C.S., F.G.S., Assistant Geologist 418450
LXXIII. On Crystalline Rocks. By W. D. Campbell, F.G.S. 450457
LXXIV. Notes on a Pseudomorphous Form of Gold. By W. D. Campbell 457458
Miscellaneous—(Continued).
LXXV. A Study of the Causes leading to the Extinction of the Maori. By Alfred K. Newman, M.B., M.R.C.P. 459477
LXXVI. On the fine Perception of Colours possessed by the ancient Maoris (Addendum to Art. III.). By W. Colenso, F.L.S. 477484
LXXVII. On the Origin of the New Zealand Flora—being a Presidential Address to the Otago Institute. By George M. Thomson, F.L.S. 485502
LXXVIII. Origin and Early History of the Canterbury Museum; being the Annual Address. By Professor Julius von Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S., President of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 503516
NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE.
Thirteenth Annual Report of the Board of Governors 519520
Accounts of the New Zealand Institute, 1880-1 520
Reports on Museum, Geological Survey, Publications, Meteorology, Observatory, Laboratory, and Library 521527

Proceedings.

Wellington Philosophical Society.

Address by the President, Dr. Hector (abstract) 531
Description of Additions to the Museum. By Dr. Hector 531532
Do. do. do. do. 533
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Description of Bird Skins presented to the Museum. By Dr. Buller, C.M.G. 534
Mention of Tin Ore in New Zealand. By Dr. Hector 534
Discussion on Paper by Mr. W. T. L. Travers “On the Great Flood of February, 1868” 535537
An Account of some of the less-known Islands of Western Polynesia. By Mr. Deputy-Commissioner Romilly 538539
On the Extinction of the Moa. By H. C. Field. 540
On a Lichen of the genus Leuconora. By W. H. Levin, M.H.R. 540
Suggestions relative to the Rabbit Nuisance. By Henry Tryon (abstract) 540541
On Solar Heat. By J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. (abstract) 541
Abstract of Report for 1881 541
Election of Officers for 1882 541
Address by the President, Dr. Hector (abstract) 541543
On a Fundamental Error in Dynamics, the Theory of Gravitation, and the Nebular Hypothesis. By Victor Falkner (abstract) 543544
List of Sertularians collected in Wellington. By T. W. Kirk 544
Abnormal Colouring in the Kokako. By T. W. Kirk 544545
Reported Capture of a Californian Salmon at Riverton. By Dr. Hector 545
Fossil Cetaceans. By Dr. Hector (abstract) 545
New System of Telegraphic Weather Reports. By Dr. Hector 545
Remarks on New Zealand Sponges. By Dr. Hector 545

Auckland Institute.

Anniversary Address by the President, T. Peacock (abstract) 546549
On the New Zealand Carabidæ. By Capt. T. Broun, M.E.S. 549
Remarks on Scale Blight (Icerya purchasi). By E. A. Mackechnie 549
New Species of Coleoptera. By Capt. T. Broun 549
The Shadow of Justice. By E. A. Mackechnie (abstract) 550
The New Zealand Dascyllidæ. By Capt. T. Broun (abstract) 550
New Species of Curculionidæ. By Capt. T. Broun 551
On Evolution considered from its religious side. By the Rev. S. Edgar 551
On the Swiss Lake Dwellings. By Neil Heath (abstract) 551553
Revision of the New Zealand Cossonidæ. By Capt. T. Broun 554
Recent Advances in Photography. By J. Martin, F.G.S. (abstract) 554
New Species of Cerambycidæ. By Capt. T. Broun 554
Notes on Various Subjects. By James Baber, C.E. 554555
Translation of the Maori Tradition of Maui. By F. E. Maning 555
On the Shore of the Unknown. By E. A. Mackechnie 555
Abstract of Annual Report 555556
Election of Officers for 1882 556

Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

Exhibition of a Marine Spider and Vegetable Caterpillar. By Prof. Hutton 557
Election of Vice-president 558
Rock Paintings from South Africa. Exhibited by Professor J. von Haast 558
Scale Insects. Exhibited by W. M. Maskell 559
Abstract of Annual Report 559560
Election of Officers for 1882 560

Otago Institute.

Remarks on Notornis. By rofessor Parker 561
Remarks on Sphenodon güntheri. By Dr. Hector 561
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Exhibition of Dissecting Microscope. By Professor Parker 561
On the Cause of Error in executing Minor Triangulation with Instruments of small Diameter. By J. Aitken Connell 561
The Birds of Macquarrie Island. By Professor Scott 561
Model of Stylonichia mytilus, exhibited by Prof. Parker 562
On the Development of the Discomedusæ. By Dr. Wilhelm Haacke 562
Remarks on Specimens of Saccharomyces. By Prof. Parker 562
Remarks on Sections of Macrocystis. By Prof. Parker 562
Electric Lighting. By R. Jones 562
Paintings of Notornis, exhibited by Prof. Parker 562
Mounted Skeletons, exhibited by Prof. Parker 562563
Abstract of Annual Report 563
Election of Officers for 1882 563

Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.

Election of Officers for 1881 564
Abstract of Annual Report 564
Insects, Plants, etc., exhibited by W. Colenso 564565
Fossils, exhibited by W. Colenso 565
Zoological Specimens and Maori Curiosities, exhibited by W. Colenso 565566
Fossil Remains, exhibited by W. Colenso 567

Southland Institute.

On Recent Advances in Science. By J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S. (abstract) 568
Buddhistic Philosophy. By J. T. Thomson 569
The Habits of Ants. By the Rev. J. Paterson 569
On the Importance of Forestry. By D. McArthur 569
On Co-operation. By J. R. Cuthbertson 569
On Burns. By W. G. Mchaffey 569
Election of Officers for 1882 569
Abstract of Annual Report 569

Appendix.

Meteorological Statistics for 1881 xxi.
Notes on the Weather during 1881 xxii.
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1881 xxiii.
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute xxiv.
Ordinary Members xxivxxxvii.
List of Public Institutions and Individuals to whom this volume is presented xxxviiixl.
Addenda et Corrigenda iii.
Contents v.–ix.
List of Plates x.
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xi.
Abstract of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xixiii.
List of Incorporated Societies xiv.
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xivxvii
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List of Plates.

Plate To Face Page
I. Hutton.— Hydrobiinæ and Rissoinæ 146
II. " Fresh-water Lamellibranchs 148
III. " Pulmonate Mollusca 152
IV. " " " 156
V. " Bitentaculate Slug 160
VI. " Branchiate Mollusca 162
VII. " " " 166
VIII. Chilton.Crustacea 172
IX. " Subterranean Crustacea 178
X. " " " 176
XI. Arthur.— Map of Taieri River Basin 96
XII. " Salmo fario 192
XIII. " Trout-hatching 208
XIV. " Opoho Breeding Ponds 208
XV. Maskell.–Coccidæ 222
XVI. " " 224
XVII. G. M. Thomson.Crustacea 232
XVIII. " " 236
XIX. Parker.–Notornis mantelli 246
XX. " Notornis mantelli, Tribonyx gouldi, Ocydromus australis, 248
Porphyrio melanotus
XXI. " Ocydromus, Notornis, Tribonyx, Porphyrio 250
XXII. Inglis.–Diatomaceæ 358
XXIII. Spencer.–Fresh-water Algæ 296
XXIV. Buchanan.–Alpine Plants 344
XXV. " " 344
XXVI. " " 346
XXVII. " " 346
XXVIII. " " 348
XXIX. " " 348
XXX. " " 350
XXXI. " " 350
XXXII. " " 352
XXXIII. " " 352
XXXIV. " " 354
XXXV. " " 356
XXXVI. T. W. Kirk.–Cephalopoda 284
XXXVII. Mollett.–Fig. 1. Phosphine Generator
Fig. 2. A new Form of Buretté
392
XXXIX. Campbell.–Pseudomorphous Form of Gold 458