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Volume 19, 1886
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Tenth Meeting: 4th October, 1886.
Professor F. D. Brown, President, in the chair.

Mr. A. J. Vogan gave a lecture entitled “Recent Explorations in New Guinea,” being an account of the results obtained by the recent expedition sent out under the auspices of the Geographical Society of Australia.

Eleventh Meeting: 18th October, 1886.
Professor F. D. Brown, President, in the chair.

Papers.—1. “Notice of the Discovery of Moa Remains on the Great Barrier Island,” by S. Weetman. (Transactions, p. 193.)

2. “On the New Zealand Species of Coprosma,” by T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. (Transactions, p. 218.)

3. “Ornithological Notes,” by A. Reischek, F.L.S. (Transactions, p. 184.)

4. “Kahikatea as a Building Timber,” by L. J. Bagnall. (Transactions, p. 577.)

A long discussion took place, in which the value of kahikatea as a building timber was fully described, and the precautions that should be taken in using it pointed out.