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Volume 21, 1888

Contents.

Transactions.
I.—Botany.
Pages.
Art. I. Further Notes on the Desmidieæ of New Zealand, with Descriptions of New Species. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 332
II. On the Botany of Te Moehau Mountain, Cape Colville. By James Adams, B.A. 3241
III. A Description of a Species of Orobanche (supposed to be new) parasitical on a Plant of Hydrocotyle. By William Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., &c. 4143
IV. A Description of some newly-discovered Cryptogamic Plants; being a further Contribution towards the making known the Botany of New Zealand. By W. Colenso 4380
V. A Description of some newly-discovered Phænogamic Plants; being a further Contribution towards the making known the Botany of New Zealand. By W. Colenso 80108
VI. Notes on a Plant (Glossostigma elatinoides) found beside the Maungapouri Stream, Otaki. By Clement W. Lee 108109
VII. The Fall of the Leaf. By Joshua Rutland 110120
II.—Zoology.
VIII. On some Birds from the Kermadec Islands. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. 121124
IX. Notice of the Capture of a Specimen of the Shy Albatross (Diomedea cauta) near Auckland. By T. F. Cheeseman 125126
X. The Habits and Home of the Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). By A. Reischek, F.L.S. 126128
XI. On a Specimen of the Brown Gannet (Sula fusca) shot in Napier Harbour, with Notes on other New Zealand Birds. By A. Hamilton 128134
XII. On new Species of Araneidea. By A. T. Urquhart 134252
XIII. On a new Species of Gasteracantha from Norfolk Island. By A. T. Urquhart. 152154
XIV. Descriptions of New Zealand Micro-Lepidoptera. By E. Meyrick, B.A., F.E.S. 154188
XV. On the Natural History of Three Species of Micro-Lepidoptera. By G. V. Hudson 189190
XVI. On the Varieties of a common Moth (Declana floccosa). By G. V. Hudson 190193
XVII. A Description of a new and large Species of Orthopterous Insect of the Genus Hemideina, Walker. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., &c. 193194
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Art. XVIII. Notes on a peculiar Chrysalis of an unknown Species of Butterfly. By W. Colenso 194196
XIX. A few Notes on the Economy and Habits of one of our largest and handsomest New Zealand Butterflies (Pyrameis gonerilla). By W. Colenso 196199
XX. A few stray Notes on the New Zealand Owl, Athene novæ-zealandiæ, Gml.—Ruru and Koukou of the Maoris, and Morepork of the Settlers. By W. Colenso 200–2O5
XXI. On the Birds of Lake Brunner District. By W. W. Smith 205224
XXII. On Apteryx bulleri. By R. Bowdler Sharpe, F.L.S., F.Z.S., Hon. Mem. N.Z. Inst. 224
XXIII. Notes on the Decrease of Pheasants on the West Coast of the North Island. By Edward N. Liffiton 225226
XXIV. The Takahe (Notornis mantelli) in Western Otago. By James Park, F.G.S., of the Geological Survey Department 226230
XXV. Notes on some New Zealand Birds. By T. W. Kirk, F.R.M.S. 230233
XXVI. The Mole-cricket (Gryllotalpa vulgaris) in New Zealand. By T. W. Kirk 233235
XXVII. On the Cause of the Disappearance of Young Trout from our Streams. By Alexander Ferguson: communicated by T. W. Kirk 235237
XXVIII. The Distribution and Varieties of the Freshwater Crayfish of New Zealand. By Charles Chilton, M.A., B.Sc. 237252
XXIX. Note on the Parasite (Temnocephala) found on the Freshwater Crayfish of New Zealand. By Charles Chilton 252253
XXX. On some Gall-producing Insects in New Zealand. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 253258
XXXI. Notes on, and recent Additions to, the New Zealand Crustacean Fauna. By George M. Thomson, F.L.S. 259268
III.—Geology.
XXXII. The Earthquake in the Amuri. By Professor Hutton 269293
XXXIII. On the Fossil Marine Diatomaceous Deposit near Oamaru. By Harry A. de Lautour, M.R.C.S. 293311
XXXIV. Notes on a Deposit of Moa-bones in the Te Aute Swamp, Hawke's Bay. By A. Hamilton 311318
XXXV. Discovery of Fossil Moa-feathers in Rocks of Pliocene Age. By H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S. 318320
XXXVI. The Oil Prospects of Poverty Bay and District. By H. Hill 320325
XXXVII. On the Extent and Duration of Workable Coal in New Zealand. By James Park, F.G.S., of the Geological Survey Department 325331
XXXVIII. The Alluvial Deposits of Otago. By L. O. Beal 332334
XXXIX. Note on Rock collected by the Rev. W. S. Green from near the Summit of Mount Cook. By Professor T. G. Bonney, F.R.S.: communicated by Professor F. W. Hutton 334335
XL. On a Striated Rock-surface from Boatman's, near Reefton. By G. J. Binns, F.G.S. 335336
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Art. XLI. On the Neighbourhood of Te Aoroa, Northern Wairoa. By John Harding, of Mount Vernon 336338
XLII. Notes on the Geology of Tongariro and the Taupo District. By Professor A. P. W. Thomas, M.A., F.L.S., F.G.S. 338353
IV.—Chemistry.
XLIII. On the Manganese Deposits of the Auckland District. By J. A. Pond, Colonial Analyst 355358
XLIV. On the Occurrence of Tellurium in the Thames Lodes. By J. A. Pond 358359
XLV. On the Preparation of Artificial Chromes for Ornamental Purposes. By William Skey, Analyst to the Geological Survey Department 359363
XLVI. On the Fallacy of the Electro-capillary Theory. By William Skey 363367
XLVII. On the Occurrence of Native Lead at Collingwood, and its Association with Gold. By William Skey 367368
V.—Miscellaneous.
XLVIII. Sanitary Sewerage. By H. P. Higginson, M.I.C.E. 369378
XLIX. Notes on the Islands to the South of New Zealand. By A. Reischek, F.L.S. 378389
L. On the Visit of Captain Cook to Poverty Bay and Tolaga Bay. By Archdeacon W. L. Williams 389397
LI. On the Relics of Captain Cook's Last Voyage. By Taylor White 397398
LII. Snow Scenes on the Southern Alps. By Taylor White 398401
LIII. Notes on Coloured Sheep. By Taylor White 4024O6
LIV. Notes on the Waikato River Basins. By L. Cussen 406416
LV. A Local Tradition of Raukawa—a Legend of Maungatahi. By T. Pine 416418
LVI. On the Mental Effects of certain Vowel-sounds. By R. Coupland Harding 418428
LVII. Rabbit Disease in the Wairarapa. By Coleman Phillips 429438
LVIII. The Ancient Moa-hunters at Waingongoro. By Lieut.-Colonel McDonnell: communicated by James Park, F.G.S. 438441
LIX. On the Mechanical Description of a Straight Line by means of Link-work. By W. Steadman Aldis 441446
LX. The Knowledge of Cattle amongst the ancient Polynesians. By Edward Tregear, F.R.G.S. 447476
New Zealand Institute.
Pages.
Twentieth Annual Report 479480
Accounts 480
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Proceedings.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
Pages
Inaugural Address by the President, W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 483484
Two Suggestions for the Consideration of the Governors of the New Zealand Institute. By A. de B. Brandon 485486
On the Limestones and other Rocks of the Rimutaka and Tararua Mountains. By A. McKay, F.G.S. 486487
On the Supposed Occurrence of Two Sets of Greensand-beds at Waihao Forks, South Canterbury. By A. McKay488489
On a Discovery of Manganese near Wellington. By J. Wallace 489
On the Oil-bearing Strata of the North Island. By J. Park, F.G.S. 489492
On the Earthquake of 1st September, 1888, and its Bearing upon the Architecture of Wellington. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 492498
On Earthquakes and Architecture. By T. Turnbull, F.R.I.B.A., M.I.G.A., and A.C.A. 498502
Exhibit of Minerals from Richmond Hill, Collingwood 502
Notes on Lasioptera cerealis. By G. V. Hudson 507508
Notes on Te Karamea Bluff. By Captain G. Mair 508
Remarks on Earthquakes in the Amuri District, South Island. By A. McKay, F.G.S. 508509
Remarks on Alumite from Australia. By Sir J. Hector 509
Note in reference to a Paper in Vol. xx. of the “Transactions.” By T. Wakelin, M.A. 510
Abstract of Annual Report and Accounts 512
Scheme for Encouragement of Research 512
Remarks on Insect-pests and their Cure. By W. M. Maskell 513
Election of Officers for 1889 513
On the Electro-magnetism of Atmospheric Oxygen; its Causes, and some of its Effects. By the Hon. R. Hart, M.L.C. 513
Auckland Institute.
Anniversary Address by the President, S. P. Smith, F.R.G.S. 514
Remarks on Ethnological Specimens from the Islands. By S. P. Smith 514
The Realms of Imagination. By the Rev. E. H. Gulliver 514
Poor-relief. By the Rev. W. Tebbs 514
Electrolysis. By Professor F. D. Brown 514
On new Beetles collected by Mr. Urquhart at Te Aroha. By Captain T. Broun 515
The Chemistry of Agriculture. By J. A. Pond 515
Darwinism tested by Logic. By R. H. Bakewell, M.D. 515
Micro-organisms, and their Power in Every-day Life. By Professor Thomas 516
On Optics. By Dr. C. Purchas 516
On the School of Agriculture at Lincoln. By A. Gray 516
On Scientific Methods of Modern Pharmacology. By Dr. T. G. Davy 516
Abstract of Annual Report and Accounts 516517
Election of Officers for 1889 517
Address to Mr. S. P. Smith, ex-President 517
Address to Mr. Reischek 517
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Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
Page
On the Metallurgy of the Economic Minerals. By J. B. Stansell 518
Resolution regarding the late Mr. T. H. Potts 518
On the Goldfields of New Zealand. By Professor Hutton 518
Abstract of Annual Report and Accounts 519
Election of Officers for 1889 519
The Restoration of Philosophy. By Professor Haslam 519
Otago Institute.
On the Economic Position of New Zealand. By Professor J. Mainwaring Brown 520
Additions to the Museum 521
Remarks on Election of Professor Parker as F.R.S. 521
On the Early History of Otago. By Dr. Hocken 521
On Methods of mounting Animals. By Professor Parker 522
On the Conservation and Extension of the Amenities of Dunedin and its Neighbourhood. By Alexander Bathgate 522
On some Nepheline-bearing Rocks (Nepheline-Phonolites) from the Neighbourhood of Dunedin. By Professor Ulrich 522
On the Early History of Otago. By Dr. Hocken 522
Description of New Zealand Plants. By D. Petrie, M.A. 523
Descriptions of new Species of New Zealand Araneæ. By P. Goyen 523
On Gasteracantha ocellata. By P. Goyen 523
On Specimens of Birds mounted for the Museum. By Professor Parker 523
On a Specimen of Dinornis casuarinus. By Professor Parker 523
Abstract of Annual Report and Accounts 523
Election of Officers for 1889 523524
On an Ancient Cosmogony. By A. Wilson, M.A. 524
Westland Institute.
Abstract of Annual Report and Accounts 525
Election of Officers 525
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Remarks on Exhibits 526527
The Moa and its Hunters. By L. Moore 527
Pope, the English Poet. By W. Colenso, F.R.S. 527
Exhibits of Specimens from the Kermadec Islands 527
On Experiments in Fish-hatching. By Mr. Balfour 527
Nelson Philosophical Society.
Remarks on Exhibits 529
The Royston Cave, Hertfordshire, its History, Origin, and Use, by R. J. Kingsley 529
Abstract of Annual Report and Accounts 529
Election of Officers for 1889 529
On Germs, their Baneful and Beneficent Influence on the Human Organism. By the Bishop of Nelson 529
Remarks on Exhibits 529530
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Appendix.
Pages.
Meteorological Statistics for 1888 533
Notes on the Weather for 1888 534
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1888 535
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute 536
Ordinary Members of the New Zealand Institute 537549
Institutions and Persons to whom this Volume is presented 550553
Index 555559
Corrigenda et Addenda v
Contents viixii
List of Plates xiii
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xv
Abstract of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xvxvii
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xviiixxi
List of Plates.
Author. To Face Page
I. Maskell.—Desmidieæ 10
II. " " 18
III. " "
IV. " " 30
V. " "
VI. " "
VII. Urquhart.—Gasteracantha ocellatum 154
VIII. Hudson.—Micro-Lepidoptera 190
IX. " Declana floccosa 192
X. Chilton.—Freshwater Crayfish 242
XI. Maskell.—Eurytoma, oleariæ 258
XII. " Cecidomyia oleariæ
XIII. Thomson.—Crustacea 266
XIV. " "
XV. Hutton.—Map of Glynn Wye District 274
XVI. " Map showing Distribution of Earthquake 282
XVII. " Reflection and Refraction of Earth-waves 290
XVIII. De Lautour.—Map of Oamaru District 294
XIX. " Sections 298
XX. " Diatoms, magnified
XXI. " Diatoms 306
XXII. " "
XXIII. " " 306
XXIV. Hill.—Section of South Pacific Company's Oil-well 322
XXV. Binns.—Striated Rock-surface 336
XXVI. Thomas.—Lake Taupo, showing Volcanic Mountains 342
XXVII. " Cone of Ngauruhoe
XXVIII. " Tongariro 346
XXIX. " Map of Tongariro Summit
XXX. " North Crater, Tongariro 350
XXXI. " Lakes on Summit of Tongariro
XXXII. " Lake Taupo, showing Lake Terrace
XXXIII. Williams.—Maps of Poverty Bay and Tolaga Bay. 394
XXXIV. Cussen.—Map of Waikato River Basin 410
XXXV. " Section of Walker's Gully
XXXVI. Tregear.—Rafts made of Skins, &c 462