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Volume 19, 1886

Contents.

Transactions.
I.—Zoology.
Pages.
Art. I. Monograph of New Zealand Noctuina. By E. Meyrick, B.A., F.E.S. 340
II. On the “Honeydew” of Coccidœ, and the Fungus accompanying these Insects. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 4145
III. Further Notes on New Zealand Coccidœ. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 4549
IV. On the Freshwater Infusoria of the Wellington District. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 4961
V. On New Zealand Glow-worms. By G. V. Hudson 6264
VI. Note on a curious Double Worm. By T. W. Kirk (Geological Survey Department) 6465
VII. On Ixodes maskelli, a Parasite of the Albatross (Diomedea exulans). By T. W. Kirk 6567
VIII. On the Occurrence of the English Scaly Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) in New Zealand. By T. W. Kirk 6769
IX. Description of a new Species of Moth (Pasiphila lichenodes). By Alex. Purdie, M.A. 6972
X. On new Species of Araneidea. By A. T. Urquhart 72118
XI. On the Work of Earth-worms in New Zealand. By A. T. Urquhart 119123
XII. Notes on New Zealand Earth-worms. By W. W. Smith; communicated by Dr. Hector 123139
XIII. A Description of the curiously-deformed Bill of a Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris, Gould), an endemic New Zealand bird. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., etc. 140145
XIV. A Description of a large and new Species of Orthopterous Insect of the genus Hemideina, Walker. By W. Colenso 145147
XV. Further Notes and Observations on the Gestation, Birth, and Young of a Lizard, a Species of Naultinus. By W. Colenso 147150
XVI. Remarks on Palinurus lalandii, M. Edw., and P. edwardsii, Hutton. By T. Jeffery Parker, B.Sc., C.M.Z.S., Professor of Biology in the University of Otago 150155
XVII. On a new Species of Giant Cuttlefish, stranded at Cape Campbell, June 30th, 1886 (Architeuthis kirkii). By C. W. Robson; communicated by Dr. Hector 155157
XVIII. On the Anatomy of the Limpet (Patinella radians, Quoy). By J. A. Newell, B.A. 157160
XIX. On the Mollusca of the Vicinity of Auckland. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., Curator of the Auckland Museum 161176
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Art. XX. The Land Mollusca of the Thames Goldfields. By James Adams, B.A. 177181
XXI. Description of the Little Barrier or Hauturu Island, the Birds which inhabit it, and the Locality as a Protection to them. By A. Reischek, F.L.S. 181184
XXII. Notes on Ornithology. By A. Reischek 184188
XXIII. Ornithological Notes. By A. Reischek 188193
XXIV. Notes on some Moa Remains found at the Great Barrier Island during February, 1886. By Sidney Weetman 193194
XXV. On a new Species of Alpheus. By T. W. Kirk 194196
XXVI. Notes on some Foraminifera from the Hauraki Gulf. By Dr. Rudolph Haeusler 196200
XXVII. On the Occurrence of Junonia vellida and Deopeia pulchella in New Zealand. By G. V. Hudson 201
XXVIII. Descriptions of new Spiders. By P. Goyen 201212
II.—Botany.
XXIX. On some new Native Plants. By J. Buchanan, F.L.S. 213216
XXX. On a remarkable branching Specimen of Hemitelia smithii. By J. Buchanan 217
XXXI. On the New Zealand Species of Coprosma. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., Curator of the Auckland Museum 218252
XXXII. A few Observations on the Tree-Ferns of New Zealand; with particular reference to their peculiar Epiphytes, their Habit, and their manner of Growth. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., etc. 252259
XXXIII. A Description of some newly-discovered and rare indigenous Phænogamic Plants, being a further Contribution towards making known the Botany of New Zealand. By W. Colenso 259271
XXXIV. A Description of some newly-discovered Cryptogamio Plants, being a further Contribution towards the making known the Botany of New Zealand. By W. Colenso 271301
XXXV. An Enumeration of Fungi recently discovered in New Zealand, with brief Notes on the Species Novœ. By W. Colenso 301313
XXXVI. Observations on the Glands in the Leaf and Stem of Myoporum lœtum, Forster. By Catherine Alexander, B.A. 314316
XXXVII. Observations on the Development of the Flower of Coriaria ruscifolia, Linn. By T. W. Rowe, M.A. 317319
XXXVIII. The Medicinal Properties of some New Zealand Plants. By J. Baber, C.E. 319322
XXXIX. Descriptions of new Native Plants. By D. Petrie, F.L.S. 323324
XL. Descriptions of new Native Plants. By D. Petrie 325326
III.—Geology.
XLI. Narrative of an Ascent of Ruapehu. By James Park, Geological Survey Department 327331
XLII. Notes in reference to the Prime Causes of the Phenomena of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 331338
XLIII. On the Cause of Volcanic Action. By J. Hardcastle. 338341
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Art.XLIV. Observations on the Eruption of Mount Tarawera, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 10th June, 1886. By J. A. Pond and S. Percy Smith, F.R.G.S. 342371
XLV. Notes on the Eruption of Tarawera Mountain and Rotomahana, 10th June, 1886, as seen from Taheke, Lake Rotoiti. By Major W. G. Mair 372374
XLVI. Thermal Activity in the Buapehu Crater. By L. Cussen 374380
XLVII. Phenomena connected with the Tarawera Eruption of 10th June, 1886, as observed at Gisborne. By Archdeacon W. L. Williams 380382
XLVIII. Notes on the Eruption of Tarawera, as observed at Opotiki. By E. P. Dumerque 382384
XLIX. Traces of Volcanic Dust-showers at Napier, Petane, and generally throughout the East Coast Districts, North of Cape Kidnappers. By H. Hill, B.A. 385387
L. A Description of a Scaphites, found near Cape Turn-again. By H. Hill 387388
LI. Notes on the Hot Springs Nos. 1 and 2, Great Barrier Island, with Sketches showing the Temperature of the Waters. By C. P. Winkelmann 388392
LII. On the Geology of the Trelissick or Broken River Basin, Selwyn County. By Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 392412
LIII. On the so-called Gabbro of Dun Mountain. By Professor F. W. Hutton 412414
LIV. On the Geology of the Country between Oamaru and Moeraki. By Professor F. W. Hutton 415430
LV. Note on the Geology of the Valley of the Waihao in South Canterbury. By Professor F. W. Hutton 430433
LVI. The Waihao Greensands, and their Relation to the Ototara Limestone. By Alex. McKay, Assistant Geologist 434440
LVII. Geology of Scinde Island, and the Relation of the Napier Limestones to others in the surrounding District 441448
LVIII. Notes on the Age and Subdivisions of the Sedimentary Rocks in the Canterbury Mountains, based upon the Palæontological Researches of Professor Dr. C. Baron von Ettingshausen in Gratz (Austria). By Sir Julius von Haast, K.C.M.G., D.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.S., etc. 449451
LIX. Notes on the Geology of the Bluff District. By W. S. Hamilton 452458
LX. On the Formation of Timaru Downs. By John Goodall, M. Inst. C.E. 455458
IV.—Chemistry.
LXI. On the Occurrence of Bismuth at the Owen, New Zealand. By William Skey 459460
V.—Miscellaneous.
LXII. Address. By James Hector, M.D., President of the Wellington Philosophical Society 461470
LXIII. Economic Antarctic Exploration. By C. Traill; communicated by T. Kirk, F.L.S. 470481
LXIV. The Track of a Word. By E. Tregear, F.R.G.S. 482486
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LXV. Polynesian Folk-lore: “Hina's Voyage to the Sacred Isle.” By E. Tregear, F.R.G.S. 486504
LXVI. Notes on Antigone, 2–6. By Francis Haslam, M.A., Professor of Classics, Canterbury College, Christchurch 504506
LXVII. A Note on Latin Place-Names. By Henry Belcher, LL.D., Rector of the High School, Otago (Boys) 507510
LXVIII. Transcendental Geometry: Remarks suggested by Mr. Frankland's Paper, “The Non-Euclidian Geometry Vindicated.” By George Hogben, M.A. 510515
LXIX. On “The Whence of the Maori.” By W. H. Blyth 515549
LXX. Notes on Blasting at Ahuriri Bluff, Napier, in connection with the Construction of the Breakwater. By John Goodall, M. Inst. C.E. 549552
LXXI. The Aryo-Semitic Maori. By A. S. Atkinson 552576
LXXII. Kahikatea as a Building Timber. By L. J. Bagnall 577580
New Zealand Institute.
Eighteenth Annual Report 583585
Accounts 585
Proceedings.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
Note on the Occultation of Jupiter and its Satellites, 16th April, 1886, as observed at Petone, N.Z., by Dr. Hector 589
Additional Information concerning the Eruption at Rotomahana. By Dr. Hector 590
Fish Exhibited 590
Note on the Prime Causes of the Phenomena of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 590
On Tree Blight. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 592
Salmon-trout from Hutt River 592
Earthquakes at Charleston 592
Fossils from Otago 592
On a Common Vital Force. By Coleman Phillips 592
Additions to Museum 593
Abstract of Report for 1886–87 593
Election of Office-bearers for 1887–88 593
New Method of Utilizing Silk Cocoons. By F. W. Pennefather, LL.M. 594
Geological Specimens exhibited 594
On Trimorphism in Flowers of New Zealand Fuchsia. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 594
Auckland Institute.
Anniversary Address. By the President 595602
On Primitive Property. By Dr. Posnett 602
On Volcanic Dust. By Professor A. P. Thomas 602
Journey to Rotomahana and Tarawera. By Professor Thomas 602
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Wings: A Chapter in Evolution. By Professor Thomas 603
New Species of Pselaphidœ. By Captain T. Broun 603
The Two Theories: Evolution or Creation. By J. Buchanan 603
The Luminosity of Flames. By Professor Brown 603
New White Terrace at Rotomahana. By J. Martin, F.G.S. 605
Recent Explorations in New Guinea. By A. J. Vogan 606
On a Salt Spring in the King Country. By Professor Brown 606
Abstract of Report for 1886–87 607
Election of Office-bearers for 1887 607
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
Recent Advances in Electricity. By Professor Bickerton, F.C.S. 608
The Life and Works of Ivan Turgenieff. By Miss Lohse 608
The Volcanic Eruption in the North Island. By Professor Hutton, F.G.S. 609
What is Art, and Who are Artists? By S. Hurst-Seager, A.R.I.B.A. 610
On Poisoning by Metallic Antimony. By Dr. W. H. Symes 610
Abstract of Report 610
Election of Officers for 1887 610
Otago Institute.
Lecture on the Border Ballads. By A. Wilson 611
Lecture on the History of New Zealand. By Dr. Hocken 612
On the Structure of the Greek Theatre. By Dr. Belcher 612
Abstract of Annual Report 613
Abstract of President's Address 613615
Election of Officers for 1887 615
Westland Institute.
Abstract of Annual Report 616
Election of Officers for 1887 616
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Experiments in Freezing Eggs. By N. Heath 617
Occultations, and Graphic Methods of computing them 617
On the Marine Mollusca of the East Coast. By A. Hamilton 618
On the remarkable Sagacity of Small Birds. By G. Kells, of Napier 618
Experiments with Porpoise-hide 619
On the Fishes of Hawke's Bay. By A. Hamilton 619
Abstract of President's Address 619620
Election of Officers for 1887 621
Southland Institute.
Our Remote Ancestors: Who were they? By Dr. Galbraith 622
St. Briavels and the Forest of Dean. By John McPherson 622
Evolution. By Archdeacon Stocker 622
Electricity as a Motive Power, and as a Lighting Agent. By A. Highton, B.A. 622
Optical Illusions. By Mr. Baker 622
Heat. By Mr. Ireland 622
Abstract of Annual Report 623
Election of Officers for 1887 623
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Nelson Philosophical Society.
Description of Peripatus 624
The Sublimities of Common Astronomical Facts 624
Localization of Faults in Telegraphy. By J. C. Lockley 624
Connection between Mind and Body. By Rev. E. Shears 624
Nelson Surveying, Past and Present. By J. S. Browning 624
Appendix.
Meteorological Statistics for 1886 631
Notes on the Weather for 1886 632
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1886 633
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute 634
Ordinary Members of the New Zealand Institute 635647
List of Institutions and Individuals to whom this Volume is presented 648651
Alphabetical Index 653
Errata iii.
Contents v.x.
List of Plates xi.
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xiii.
Abstract of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xiii.
List of Incorporated Societies xvi.
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xvi.xix.