Mr. E. Bartley exhibited a sample of kauri flooring taken from an old building which he had to remove in proceeding with the erection of an addition to the Museum, and pointed out that it also was perfectly sound. The building was erected in 1842.
An interesting discussion on the durability of timber and the proper season for felling it arose, in which Mr. Bartley, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Cranwell, and the Chairman took part.
8. “The Tradition respecting the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Whakatane,” by the late Lieut.-Colonel St. John; communicated by T. Kirk, F.L.S. (Transactions, p. 478.)
9. “The Auckland Volcanoes,” by Hugh Shrewsbury, M.A. (Transactions, p. 366.)