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Volume 20, 1887
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Papers.—1. “Description of a Collection of Maori Articles bequeathed to the Museum by the late Mr. C. O. Davis,” by T. F. Cheeseman.

The collection, which was a very valuable one, comprised a large series of Maori mats, including two dog-skin and three feather mats, in addition to the ordinary flax mats; several taiahas, paddles, spears, etc.; a greenstone adze, with a most elaborately carved wooden handle; wooden and whale's-bone meres; carved balers for canoes, and a variety of other articles. The President and several other members spoke in reference to the value of the bequest.