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Volume 26, 1893

Contents.

Transactions.
I.—Zoology.
Pages
Art. I. Contribution to the Osteology of the Aborigines of New Zealand and of the Chatham Islands. By John H. Scott, M.D., Professor of Anatomy in the University of Otago 164
II. Further Coocid Notes: with Descriptions of several New Species, and Discussion of various Points of Interest. By W. M. Maskell, Registrar of the University of New Zealand, Corr. Mem. Royal Society of South Australia 65105
III. Notes on New Zealand Neuroptera. By G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 105106
IV. Description of a Large Species of Iulus. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S. (Lond.), &c. 106
V. Notes on Spiders. By Major-General Schaw, C.B., R.E. 107108
VI. Description of a New Species of Ophiuridæ. By H. Farquhar 109111
VII. On the Anatomy of the Pig-fish (Agriopus leucopæ-cilus). By Andrew Stenhouse, M.A. (from the Biological Laboratory of the University of Otago): communicated by Professor T. J. Parker 111120
VIII. Further Contributions to the Knowledge of the Molluscan Fauna of New Zealand, with Descriptions of Eight New Species. By Henry Suter: communicated by Professor Hutton 121138
IX. Check-list of the New Zealand Land and Fresh-water Mollusca. By Henry Suter: communicated by Professor Hutton 139154
X. Further Notes on New Zealand Earthworms. By W. W. Smith: communicated by A. Hamilton 155175
XI. Contribution to a Knowledge of the New Zealand Sponges. By H. B. Kirk, M.A. 175179
XII. On a New Rail from the Auckland Islands. By the Hon. Walter Rothschild: communicated by Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S. 180
XIII. Brief Ornithological Notes. By T. W. Kirk, F.L.S. 181
XIV. On the Birds observed during a Voyage from New Zealand to England, and Notes made on the Return Voyage from Plymouth to Auckland by way of the Cape of Good Hope. By Sir Walter L. Buller, K.C.M.G., D.Sc., F.R.S. 182199
XV. On the Importance of New Zealand Biological Collection. By G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 199203
XVI. Descriptions of New Species of Araneæ. By A. T. Urquhart, Corr. Mem. Roy. Soc. of Tasmania 204218
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Art.XVII. Notes on the New Zealand Bats. By T. F. Cheese-man, F.L.S. 218222
XVIII. Note on the Occurrence of Lophotes in New Zealand Waters. By T. Jeffery Parker, D.Sc., F.R.S. 223
XIX. Notes on Three Moa-skulls, probably referable to the Genus Pachyornis. By Professor T. Jeffery Parker 223225
XX. Result of a Further Exploration of the Bone-fissure at the Castle Rocks, Southland. By A. Hamilton 226229
XXI. Materials for a Bibliography of the Dinornithidæ, the Great Extinct Birds of New Zealand, usually called Moas. By A. Hamilton 229257
II—Botany.
XXII. Description of a New Species of Pimelea. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 259260
XXIII. Description of New Cyperaceous Plants, chiefly from the Nelson Provincial District. By T. Kirk 260263
XXIV. Remarks on the New Zealand Sow-thistles, with Description of a New Species. By T. Kirk 263266
XXV. Descriptions of New Native Plants, &c. By D. Petrie, M.A., F.L.S. 266274
XXVI. On Four New Species of New Zealand Musci. By T.W. Naylor Beckett, F.L.S. 274277
XXVII. On some Little-known New Zealand Mosses. By T.W. Naylor Beckett 277288
XXVIII. Notes on New Zealand Mosses: Genus Pottia. By R. Brown 228296
XXIX. Musci: Notes on the Genus Gymnostomum, with Descriptions of New Species. By R. Brown 296301
XXX. Notes on some New Species of New Zealand Musci: Genus Phascum. By R. Brown 302304
XXXI. On Lessonia variegata, J. Ag., Mscr. By Robert M. Laing, B.Sc. 304310
XXXII. On the Occurrence of Xanthium strumarium, Linn., in New Zealand. By T. W. Kirk, F.L.S. 310313
XXXIII. Phænogams: A Description of a few Newly-discovered Indigenous Plants; being a Further Contribution towards the making known the Botany of New Zealand. By William Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S. (Lond.), &c. 313320
XXXIV. A List of Fungi recently collected in the Bush District, County of Waipawa; being a Further Contribution to the Indigenous Flora of New Zealand. By W. Colenso 320323
XXXV. Notes, Remarks, and Reminiscences of Two Peculiar Introduced and Naturalised South American Plants. By W. Colenso 323332
XXXVI. On Four Notable Foreign Plants. By W. Colenso 333346
III.—Geology
XXXVII. The Nelson Earthquake of the 12th February, 1893. By George Hogben 347354
XXXVIII. On a New Plesiosaur from the Waipara River. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator of the Canterbury Museum 354358
XXXIX. On Conchothyra parasitica. By Captain F. W. Hutton 358359
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Art.XL. Notes on the Geology of Kuaotunu Goldfields. By James Park, F.G.S., Lecturer, Thames School of Mines 360364
XLI. On the Occurrence of some Rare Minerals in New Zealand. By James Park 365367
XLII. Tridymite-Trachyte of Lyttelton. By P. Marshall, M.A., B.Sc., Lecturer on Natural Science, Lincoln Agricultural College 368387
XLIII. The Volcanic Outburst at Te Mari, Tongariro, in November, 1892. By H. Hill, F.G.S. 388392
XLIV. Notes on the Geology of the Country between Dannevirke and Wainui, Hawke's Bay. By H. Hill 392396
XLV. Pebbles and Drifting Sand. By E. W. Andrews 397
XLVI. Notes on the Piako and Waikato River-basins. By Lawrence Cussen 398407
XLVII. On a Doleritic Dyke at Dyer's Pass. By R. Speight, M.A. 408414
XLVIII. Geology of Nelson. By W. F. Worley 414421
IV.—Miscellaneous.
XLIX. Maori Implements and Weapons. By T. H. Smith 423452
L. Why should School-teaching provide only for the Counter or the Desk? By James Adams, B.A. 452460
LI. Description of a Compound Seismograph. By W. Alx Carew 461462
LII. The Effect of Current Electricity on Plant-growth: Further Experiments. By H. N. McLeod 463464
LIII. Some Recent Evidence in favour of Impact. By A. W. Bickerton. 464476
LIV. A New and Simple Graphic Method of projecting Occultations and Solar Eclipses not hitherto published. By T. B. Harding: communicated by R. C. Harding 477480
LV. A Further Note on Rainbows. By T. B. Harding: communicated by R. C. Harding 481483
LVI. “More Last Words”: being an Appendix to several Papers read here during Past Sessions on the Volcanic Mountain- range of Tongariro and Ruapehu, with its adjoining District. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S. (Lond.), &c. 483498
LVII. Notes and Observations on M. A. de Quatrefages' Paper “On Moas and Moa-hunters,” republished in Vol. xxv. of Transactions of the New Zealand Institute. By W, Colenso 498513
LVIII. A Maori Pa at Lake Te Anau. By Taylor White 513515
LIX. Note on the supposed Fire-drill found in the Cave at Moa-bone Point, Summer. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator of the Canterbury Museum 516517
LX. The Disposal of Sewage by Application to the Soil (Sewage Farming). By Dr. Chapple 517526
LXI Tuberculosis in Man and Animals. By Dr. Chapple 526533
LXII. Old Maori Civilisation. By E. Tregear 533543
LXIII. Skeleton revealed by Dew. By Major-General Schaw, C.B., R.E. 544
LXIV. On a Remarkable Appearance of Two Triple Bows, seen at Invercargill. By Major-General Schaw 545548
LXV. Tennyson and Browning: A Retrospect of Victorian Poetry. By Professor C.A. M. Pond 548559
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Art. LXVI. The Date of the Extinction of the Moa. By H. C. Field 560568
LXVII. Note on a curious Maori Flute in the Collection of the late Dr. Shortland. By Sir Walter L. Buller, K.C.M.G., F.R.S 568569
LXVIII. Note on a Remarkable Maori Implement in the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow. By Sir Walter L. Buller 570572
LXIX. The Story of Papaitonga; or, A Page of Maori History. By Sir Walter L. Buller 572584
LXX. Te Kuri maori (the Dog of New Zealand): A Reply to the Rev. W. Colenso. By Taylor White 585600
LXXI. Spiders as Engineers. By Coleman Phillips 600603
LXXII. On a Common Vital Force. By Coleman Phillips 604619
LXXIII. Public Ferneries: A Suggestion. By the Rev. Philip Walsh 619623
New Zealand Institute.
Twenty-fifth Annual Report 627628
Accounts for 1892–93 628
Memorandum regarding the New Zealand Institute: being an addition to the Annual Report presented 19th July, 1893 629631
Proceedings.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
Address by the President, Major-General Schaw, C.B., R.E. 635649
Remarks on a Fiji Snake imported with Bananas. By Sir J. Hector 650
Remarks on a Tame Kea. By A. McKay 652
On Peripatus novæ-zealandiæ. By Sir J. Hector 653
On Ossiferous Clay found at Queen Charlotte Sound. By E. Tregear 654
Remarks on Apteryx maxima. By E. O'H. Canavan 654655
Exhibits described 655
Description of Rock-paintings at Albury. By F. Huddleston 657658
On Mental Operations in Sleep. By R. C. Harding* 658659
Exhibit of Minerals from Cheviot. By Sir J. Hector 659
Note on Phytomyza affinis, Fallen. By W. M. Maskell 663
Exhibits collected by Sir J. Hector in Tasmania 665
Abstract of Annual Report 665
Election of Officers for 1894 665

[Footnote] * See also pages 687–688.

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Auckland Institute.
On a Puka (Meryta sinclairii) gnawed by Rats. By Professor F. D. Brown 667
On the Necessity for a good Maori Lexicon. By F. D. Fenton 667668
On the Liquefaction of Gases. By Professor F. D. Brown 668
Notes on the Crater of White Island. By Captain Fairchild 668669
On the Persistence of Savagery. By the Rev. J. Bates 669
On the British Empire in India. By the Right Rev. W. G. Cowie, D.D. 669
Note on the Nesting Habits of the Matuku or Bittern. By P. E. Cheal 670
Abstract of Annual Report 670672
Election of Officers for 1894 672
Resolution as to securing Little Barrier Island as a Preserve for Native Birds 672
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
Chlorine a Cure for Consumption. By Professor Bickerton 673
A Simple System of Graphic Formulæ as applied to Organic Chemistry. By Professor Bickerton 673
On Nova Aurigæ in connection with the Theory of Cosmic Impact. By Professor Bickerton 674
Our Immortal Cosmos. By Professor Bickerton 675
Stability of Cosmic Spheres. By Professor Bickerton 675
Theory of Hail. By Professor Bickerton 675
Abstract of Annual Report 675
Election of Officers for 1894 675
Otago Institute.
Exhibits described 676
On Dredgings from the Bounty Islands. By A. Hamilton 677
Presentations and Additions to the Library 677
Exhibits described 677
On the Modes of Burial of the Maoris. By A. Hamilton 677
Models of Specimens of Natural Objects described by Professor Parker 677, 678
Observations on local Avifauna. By A. Wilson, M.A. 678
On the Development of the Chicken. By Professor Parker 678
On the Early History of New Zealand. By Dr. T. M. Hocken 678
Exhibit of Local Orchids. By A. Hamilton 679
On the Cultivation of the Auckland Islands Antherium. By F. R. Chapman 679
Abstract of Annual Report 679680
Election of Officers for 1894 680
Westland Institute.
Abstract of Annual Report 681
Election of Officers for 1894 681
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Annual Address: On the New Mesmerism. By the President, Dr. Moore 682
A humble Precursor of Darwin: the Rev. Ezekiel Blomfield. By W. Dinwiddie 682
Forms of Burial: a Plea for Cremation. By P. S. McLean 683
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Mohammedanism and its Present Relations with Christianity. By the Bishop of Waiapu 683
Some Difficulties of a Self-taught Student of Chemistry. By C. J. Cooke 683
How Spiders walk on Water. By Taylor White 683
Remarks on the Anniversary of Cook's Arrival at Hawke's Bay. By the Rev. W. Colenso, F.R.S. 683
Abstract of Annual Report 683684
Election of Officers for 1894 684
Nelson Philosophical Society.
List of Presentations 685
Abstract of Annual Report 685
Election of Officers for 1894 685
List of Presentations 686
The Massacre of St. Bartholomew. By R. T. Kingsley 686
Addendum to Proceedings of Wellington Philosophical Society 687688
Appendix.
Meteorological Statistics for 1893 689
Notes on the Weather in 1893 690
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1893 691
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute 692
Ordinary Members of the New Zealand Institute 693701
Institutions and Persons to whom this Volume is presented 702706
Index 707711
Corrigenda iv.
Contents v.–x.
List of Plates xi.–xii.
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xiii.
Abstracts of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xiii.–xv.
List of Incorporated Societies xvi.
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xvi.–xix.