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Volume 20, 1887

Contents.

Transactions.
I.—Zoology.
Pages.
ART. I. On the Freshwater Infusoria of the Wellington District. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 319
II. On a Specimen of Regalecus recently stranded in Otago Harbour. By T. Jeffery Parker, B.Sc., C.M.Z.S., Professor of Biology in the University of Otago 2029
III. Ornithological Notes. By T. W. Kirk (of the Geological Survey Department) 2931
IV. On a curious Parasite (Anthosama smithii, Leach) from the Porbeagle Shark (Lamna cornubica). By T. W. Kirk 3133
V. On the Occurrence of the Masked Plover (Lobivanellus personatus, Gould) in New Zealand. By T. W. Kirk 3334
VI. Brief Description of a new Species of large Decapod (Architeuthis longimanus). By T. W. Kirk 3439
VII. Note on the Female of Anas boschas assuming the Plumage of the Male. By Taylor White 39
VIII. A Description of a new Species of Coccinella found in New Zealand. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., etc. 4042
IX. Note on the Rat that invaded Picton in March, 1884. By Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 43
X. Description of a new Land Shell from the Province of Nelson. By Professor F. W. Hutton 4344
XI. Supplement to a Monograph of New Zealand Noctuina. By E. Meyrick, B.A., F.E.S. 4447
XII. Notes on New Zealand Geometrina. By E. Meyrick 4762
XIII. Notes on New Zealand Pyralidina. By E. Meyrick 6273
XIV. Notes on New Zealand Tortricina. By E. Meyrick 7376
XV. Descriptions of New Zealand Tineina. By E. Meyrick 77106
XVI. On Henops brunneus, Hutton. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S 106108
XVII. On new Species of Araneidea. By A. T. Urquhart 109125
XVIII. Notes on Rats. By A. Reischek, F.L.S. 125126
XIX. List of Fishes found round the Mokohinou Islands; their Spawning Time; and Observations regarding some of the Species. By F. S. Sandager 127133
XX. Descriptions of new Species of New Zealand Aranece. By P. Goyen 133139
XXI. Notes on Amaurobioides maritima, Cambridge. By P. Goyen 140
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II.—Botany.
Art. XXII. Notes on the Three Kings Islands. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. 141150
XXIII. On the Flora of the Kermadec Islands; with Notes on the Fauna. By T. F. Cheeseman 151181
XXIV. On the Naturalized Dodders and Broom-rapes of New Zealand. By T. Kirk 182185
XXV. Description of a new Species of Uncinia, Persoon. By D. Petrie, M.A., F.L.S. 185186
XXVI. Rate of Growth of Transplanted Trees. By J. Baber, C.E. 186187
XXVII. On new Phænogamic Plants of New Zealand. By William Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., etc. 188211
XXVIII. On newly-discovered and imperfectly-known Ferns of New Zealand, with Critical Observations. By W. Colenso 212234
XXIX. On new Indigenous Cryptogams, of the Orders Lycopodiaceæ, Musci, and Hepaticæ. By W. Colenso 234254
XXX. Botanical Notes. By J. Buchanan, F.L.S. 255
III. Geology.
XXXI. On some Railway Cuttings in the Weka Pass. By Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 257263
XXXII. On the Greensands of the Waihao Forks. By Professor F. W. Hutton 264267
XXXIII. On some Fossils lately obtained from the Cobden Limestone at Greymouth. By Professor F. W. Hutton 267269
XXXIV. On some ancient Rhyolites from the Mataura District. By Professor F. W. Hutton 269271
XXXV. On a Leucophyre from the Selwyn Gorge. By Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S., and G. Gray, F.C.S., Lecturer on Chemistry at the School of Agriculture, Lincoln 271274
XXXVI. On the Oxford Chalk Deposit, Canterbury, New Zealand. By Henry Wilson, B.A. 274276
XXXVII. The Tarawera Eruption, 10th June, 1886: a Criticism of Professor Hutton's (and others') Explanations of the Causes of the Eruption. By J. Hardcastle 277–282
XXXVIII. On the Artesian Well System of Hawke's Bay. By H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S. 282293
XXXIX. Pumice: its Geological Distribution on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, extending from Tologa Bay (38° 20′ S. lat.) to Cape Turn-again (40° 30′ S.). By H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S. 293306
XL. Notes on the Volcanic Rocks of the Taupo District and King Country. By Professor A. P. W. Thomas, M.A., F.L.S. 306311
XLI. Notes on the Rocks of the Kermadec Islands. By A. P. W. Thomas, M.A., F.L.S., Professor of Natural Science in the Auckland University College 311315
XLII. Notes on the Physiography and Geology of the King Country. By Laurence Cussen 316332
XLIII. Geological Notes on the Kermadec Group. By S. Percy Smith, F.R.G.S 333344
XLIV. Minerals at Nelson. By H. P. Washbourne 344352
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IV.—Miscellaneous.
Art.XLV. Ancient Alphabets in Polynesia. By E. Tregear, F.R.G.S. 353368
XLVI. Polynesian Folk-lore.—Part II.: The Origin of Fire. By E. Tregear 369399
XLVII. The Aryo-Semitic Maori: a Reply. By E. Tregear 400413
XLVIII. On Maori Ancestry. By James Coutts Crawford, F.G.S. 414418
XLIX. Ancient Tide-lore, and Tales of the Sea, from the two Ends of the World. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., etc. 418422
L. Notes on the Derelict Ship in Facile Harbour, Dusky Bay. By T. M. Hocken, M.R.C.S., F.L.S., 422428
LI. On a Stereoscopic Aspect of the Moon. By J. Hardcastle 428
LII. On the Etymology of the word “dierectus,” in Plautus. By Professor F. W. Haslam, M.A. 429430
New Zealand Institute.
Pages.
Nineteenth Annual Report 433434
Accounts 435
Proceedings.
Pages.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
Anniversary Address. By Dr. F. B. Hutchinson, M.R.C.S. 439
Geological Specimens exhibited 439440
Notes on Forestry. By J. S. Prendeville 440
Recent Explorations North of Chalky Sound, West Coast of Otago. By A. Reischek 441
Exploration of Dusky Sound by Mr. Docherty 442
On the Occurrence of Black Sulphur in the Native State. By Sir J. Hector 442
Remarks on Specimens collected by Professor Hutton from the Auriferous Deposit at Te Aroha 442
Exhibit of live Helices 443
On the Importance of Tide-gauges, and Description of a simple Tide-gauge invented by the Author, By Sir J. Hector 443444
Extraordinary Discovery regarding Generation in Insects. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 444445
Exhibit, illustrative of Propagation of Algæ 445446
Exhibit of a rare Diatom (Stauroneis fulmen) 446
Exhibit of Photograph of Prismatic Solar Spectrum on a Chlorophyl plate 446
Remarks on a Collection of Rocks from the Kermadec Islands, made by Captain Fairchild. By Sir J. Hector 446
On a small-sized Specimen of the Hapuka, Hectoria (Oligorus) gigas, Castelneau, caught in Wellington Harbour. By Sir J. Hector 446447
Notice of a Giant Sun-fish (Orthagoriscus mola) cast ashore at Cape Campbell. By A. Hanson 447
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Barbados, our earliest tropical Colony. By the Hon. J. W. Fortescue 447448
On some deep-seated Fallacies. By W. W. Carlile, M.A. 448449
Notice of a Discovery of Illuminating Gas. By J. C. Crawford, F.G.S. 449
On the Korotangi, or Stone Bird. By Major Wilson; communicated by Mr. Tregear 450
On Red Deer and their Ways. By the Hon. J. W. Fortescue 450
On Earthquakes in New Zealand. By Sir J. Hector 450452
Probable Discovery of the Physical Causation of Gravitation. By T. Wakelin, B.A. 452
On the Occurrence of Bismuthic Gold at the Owen Goldfields. By William Skey 453454
On the General Association of Grains of Gold with Native Copper. By William Skey 454
On the Formation of Bismuthic Iodides of the Alkaloids. By William Skey 454
Complimentary Resolution to the President, Dr. Hutchinson 455
Annual Report and Accounts 455456
Election of Officers 456
Some Moot Points in Mental Science. By W. W. Carlile, M.A. 456457
On the Occurrence of Morchella esculenta. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 457
On the Hessian Fly. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 457
On Bladder Fluke in Rabbits. By Sir J. Hector 457
Auckland Institute.
Description of a Collection of Maori Articles bequeathed to the Museum by Mr. C. O. Davis. By T. F. Cheeseman 458
On two new Species of Metaglymma. By Captain T. Broun 458
New Experiments on the Nature of Colour. By B. W. Betts 458
Pauperizing the People. By E. A. Mackechnie 458
The Extraction of Metals from their Ores. By Professor F. D. Brown 458
Notes on Hot Springs at Great Barrier Island. By C. P. Winkelmann 459
On the Nature of Government, with Special Reference to Property in Land. By J. Buchanan 459
Foods and Beverages. By J. A. Pond 459
New Genera and Species of Plant-eating Coleoptera. By Captain T. Broun 459
Personal Representation: a Modification of Hare's System. By Professor Aldis 459
Brains and Character. By Dr. Bond 459
New Species of Silphidœ. By Captain T. Broun 460
On the Age of the Deposits in Kent's Cavern, as an Index of the Age of Ethnological and Zoological Remains. By the Rev. Mr. Tebbs 460
The Whence of the Maori. By W. H. Blyth 460
New Species of Pselaphidœ. By Captain T. Broun 460
Abstract of Annual Report 460461
Election of Officers for 1888 461
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
Election of a Councillor 462
Note on two Volcanic Rocks from near Westport. By Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. 462
On Reason and Instinct. By the President 462
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On Lord Shaftesbury's “Inquiry into Virtue” and the Utilitarian Theory of Morals. By W. Dinwiddie 463
On a Theory of Bird-flight. By J. Warburton; communicated by Professor Hutton 464
Abstract of Annual Report 464
Election of Officers for 1888 464
Address In Memoriam Sir Julius von Haast. By the President 464
Otago Institute.
Description of a new Rowing Apparatus. By Max Muret 465
On the Middle Voice in the Latin Verb. By the Rev. H. Belcher, LL.D. 465
Notes of an Expedition to the Big Bay District. By R. Paulin 465
On Haworth's Patent Safety Cage. By G. J. Binns, F.G.S. 465
An Account of Recent Researches on the Pineal Gland and the Median Eye of Vertebrates. By T. Jeffery Parker 466
The History of the Otago Settlement. By Dr. Hocken 466
The Theatre of the Greeks. By the Rev. Dr. Belcher 466
Notes on New Zealand Crustacea. By G. M. Thomson, F.L.S. 467
Notes on Additions to the Museum. By Professor T. Jeffery Parker 467
Abstract of Annual Report 468
Election of Officers for 1888 468
Address by the President 468
Westland Institute.
Abstract of Annual Report 469
Election of Officers for 1887–88 469
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Notes on a Collection of Mineral Ores. By A. Hamilton 470
Notes on Exhibits. By W. Colenso, F.R.S. 471
On Olfactory Physics. By W. I. Spencer 471
A Jubilee Paper; or, Fifty Years in New Zealand. By W. Colenso, F.R.S. 471
On some Marine Invertebrates of Hawke's Bay. By A. Hamilton 471
Notes on Additions to the Museum. By A. Hamilton 472
Election of Officers for 1888 472
Southland Institute.
On the Structure of Matter. By A. Highton, B.A. 473
On the Tarawera Eruption. By W. S. Hamilton 473
Nelson Philosophical Society.
Notes on Exhibits. By A. S. Atkinson 474
On a new Species of Dodder. By J. Meeson, B.A. 474
A few Suggestions on Matter and Energy. By W. Wells 474
Resolution to form a School of Mines 474
Notes on Natural History. By J. Martin, jun. 474
On a recent Ascent of Mount Arthur and Mount Peel. By Dr. Hudson 474
Measurable Vibrations in Fluids, as suggestive of those only conceivable in Ether. By G. Ashcroft 475
On Yeast. By Dr. Keyworth 475
Presentation to Museum 475
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Notes of a Visit to the District affected by the Volcanic Eruption of 1886. By J. Holloway 475
The Genesis of Genius. By H. L. Twisleton 476
On a living Specimen of Lamprey. By R. T. Kingsley 476
On some curious Carvings on a Rock at Chatham Island. By T. H. Pott 476
Abstract of Annual Report 476
Election of Officers for 1887–88 476
Address by the President 476478
A Few Experiences of Fijian Life. By W. E. Atkinson 478
On Graptolitidœ. By R. T. Kingsley 479
Appendix.
Pages.
Meteorological Statistics for 1887 483
Notes on the Weather for 1887 484
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1887 485
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute 486
Ordinary Members of the New Zealand Institute 487499
Institutions and Individuals to whom this Volume is presented 500503
Alphabetical Index 505–509
Errata et Addendum 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.xv.
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xvi.xix.