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Volume 16, 1883
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1. “The Drift Beds of Wakapuaka and the Port Hills, with some remarks on the Boulder Bank and its Formation,” by W. Wells.

In the course of the discussion which followed, Dr. Hector spoke at some length on the geology of the district immediately around Nelson. In speaking of the Port Hills, he said they were partly of river drift and of Miocene age. The Moutere and Wakapuaka hills were of the same series. The Boulder Bank was undoubtedly derived from Mackay's Bluff; but the true Boulder Bank only extended about as far as the lighthouse, the portion between that and Haul Ashore Island being analagous to the bar of the Maitai River.

The President spoke on the desirability of some Manual being compiled, embodying the facts of the local geology of Nelson and other districts.