The following publications have been issued by the department during the year: (1.) Fifteenth Annual Report of the Colonial Museum and Laboratory, together with the List of Additions, etc., and an Abstract of the Results of Analyses, 56 pp. 8vo. (2.) Fourteenth Progress Report of the Geological Survey of New Zealand for the Season 1879–80. By Dr. Hector, with maps and sections, including Reports on Riwaka (Cox), Mount Arthur Reefs (Cox), Rimutaka Reefs (Cox), Rodney and Marsden Counties (Cox), Southland County (McKay), Chalk in Ashley County (McKay), Selwyn County, Trelissic and Curiosity Shop Beds (McKay), Ashley and Amuri Counties (McKay), Lake County (McKay), Picton Coal (McKay), Dtisky Sound Copper Lode (Rowe), Hindon Antimony Lode (Rowe), Waipori Copper Lode (Rowe), Further Report on Dusky Sound (Rowe). 200 pp. 8vo. (3.) Manual of New Zealand Coleoptera; Part II. By Captain
Thomas Broun. 102 pp. 8vo. (4.) Catalogue of New Zealand Diptera, Orthoptera and Hymenoptera. By Professor Hutton. 142 pp. 8vo. (5.) Biological Exercises for New Zealand Students: No. 1, The Shepherd's Purse, by Professor Hutton; No. 2, The Bean, by Professor Parker. (6.) Meteorological Report for 1877–79, with abstracts of all returns prior to that date. 130 pp. 8vo. (7.) New Zealand Palæontology. Part IV., Fossil Corals, by the Rev. J. E. Tenison-Woods, Pres. Lin. Soc. N. S. W. 50 pp. 8vo., 4 plates. (8.) Handbook of New Zealand. New edition, prepared for the Melbourne Exhibition, with geological and other maps. By Dr. Hector. 112 pp., 9 plates and maps.
In the Press.
(1.) Manual of New Zealand Birds, illustrated with lithographs and woodcuts, by Dr. Buller, C.M.G., F.R.S. (2.) Fifteenth Progress Report of the Geological Survey of New Zealand for 1880–81, by Dr. Hector, with maps and sections, and including Special Reports on the Chrome Deposits of New Zealand (Hector, Cox); On the Aniseed Valley Copper Mine (Cox); On the Richmond Hill Silver Mine (Cox); On the Wallsend Colliery, Collingwood (Cox); On the North Auckland District, including Thames and Coromandel Gold Fields, Island of Kawau, and Drury Coal Field (Cox); On the Aorere and Takaka Districts, Nelson (Cox); On the Waitaki Valley, Lindis, and Wanaka Lake District (McKay); Index to the Localities where Fossils have been collected in New Zealand, with their Stratigraphical Position.