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Volume 19, 1886

First Meeting: 15th May, 1886.

The meeting took the form of a Conversazione.

Second Meeting: 8th June, 1886.
Professor Parker, President, in the chair.

New Members.—J. Braithwaite, Justin McCarty, Dr. Davies, Rev. H. Belcher, LL.D.

Papers.—1. “Description of New Native Plants,” and “A Notice of Stipa setacea,” by D. Petrie, M.A. (Transactions, p. 325.)

2. The Chairman exhibited a series of skulls, painted so as to show the modifications of homologous bones.

3. The Chairman exhibited a stuffed specimen of the great Blue Shark.

Third Meeting: 13th July, 1886.
Professor Parker, President, in the chair.

New Members.—C. Chilton, M.A., E. Morrison, Dr. Ogston.

Mr. A. Wilson gave a lecture on “The Border Ballads.”

Fourth Meeting: 10th August, 1886.
Professor Parker, President, in the chair.

New Member.—Dr. Roberts.

Paper.—1. The President read a paper “On the New Zealand Species of Palinurus.” (Transactions, p. 150.)

2. The Secretary showed some reproductions of old maps recently added to the University Library.

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Fifth Meeting: 7th September, 1886.
Professor Parker, President, in the chair.

New Member.—G. A. Fenwick.

1. A communication from the Royal Society of Victoria, as to a proposed antarctic expedition, was read.

2. A letter was also read from Professor Liversidge, Sydney, as to founding an Australasian Scientific Association.

3. Dr. Hocken then gave a lecture, the fifth, “On the Early History of New Zealand.”