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Volume 19, 1886

Second Meeting: 10th May, 1886.
The President in the chair.

1. Papers.—“Origin of Earthquakes,” by J. Hardcastle. (Transactions, p. 338.)

2. “Occultations, and graphic Methods of computing them,” by J. Harding.

3. The Hon. Secretary exhibited rock specimens from Karamea (Red Island); dried skin of Centrisous humerosus, or Snipefish; a small Sepiola in spirits; and some fossils.

4. The members of the Society at this meeting unanimously agreed that the Council should offer to Mr. Colenso the honorary life membership of the Society.

Third Meeting: 14th June, 1886.
The President in the chair.

Paper.—“On the Blasting Operations at the Napier Bluff,” by J. Goodall, C.E. Samples of the explosives used were exhibited. (Transactions, p. 549.)

Exhibits.—The Hon. Secretary exhibited: (1.) a collection of beautiful shells from Southern India; (2.) a set of fossils from Petane; (3.) specimens of the volcanic dust which fell on the deck of the “Southern Cross,” from the Tarawera eruptions.