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Volume 28, 1895

Contents.

Transactions.
I.—Miscellaneous.
Pages
Art. I. The Displacement of Species in New Zealand. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 127
II. True Instincts of Animals. By Charles W. Purnell 2736
III. The Ancient Tribe Te Panenehu. By Captain Gilbert Mair 3640
IV. The History of Otakanini Pa, Kaipara. By S. Percy Smith 4147
V. Volcanic Activity in Sunday Island in 1814. By S. Percy Smith 4749
VI. On Dusky Sound. By Richard Henry, Government Resident in charge of Resolution Island Reserve. Communicated by Sir J. Hector 5054
VII. The Ceremony of Rahui. By Taylor White 5459
VIII. The Railway and its Place in Social Economy. By A. G. Purchas, M.R.C.S.Eng. 5962
IX. Antarctic Research. By Major-General Schaw, C.B., R.E. 6271
X. A Wellington Weather Prognostic. By Major-General Schaw, C.B., R.E. 7173
XI. The Ultimate Problem of Philosophy. By William W. Carlile 7486
XII. Memorabilia of certain Animal Prodigies; Native and Foreign, Ancient and Modern. By W. Colcnso, F.R.S., F.L.S. (Lond.), &c. 8797
XIII. Democracy. By the Rev. J. Bates 97111
XIV. The Training of Teachers for Primary Schools. By the Rev. J. Bates 111117
XV. Abel Tasman and his Journal. By Dr. T. M. Hocken, F.L.S. 117140
XVI. On an Account of a Massacre at the Entrance of Dunedin Harbour in the Year 1817. By A. Hamilton 141147
XVII. On the Forests of New Zealand. By A. Hamilton 147163
XVIII. On the Rise and Progress of our Knowledge of the Oceanic Areas. By A. Hamilton 163178
XIX. A Comparison of the Magnetic Screening produced by Different Metals. By J. A. Erskine, M.A. 178182
XX. Magnetic Viscosity. By E. Rutherford, M.A., B.Sc., 1851 Exhibition Science Scholar 182204
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II.—Zoology.
XXI. New Zealand Sponges: Third Paper. By H. B. Kirk, M.A. 205210
XXII. Notes on New Zealand Land Planarians: Part II. By Arthur Dendy, D.Sc., F.L.S., Professor of Biology in the Canterbury College, University of New Zealand 210214
XXIII. Note on the Discovery of Living Specimens of Geonemertes novœ-zealandiœ. By Arthur Dendy 214215
XXIV. New Zealand Diptera: No. 1. By P. Marshall, M. A., B.Sc., F.G.S., Lecturer on Natural Science, Lincoln College 216250
XXV. New Zealand Diptera : No. 2. Mycetophilidœ. By P. Marshall 250309
XXVI. New Zealand Diptera: No. 3. Simulidœ. By P. Marshall 310311
XXVII. On Dodonidia helmsi, Fereday. By P. Marshall 312313
XXVIII. Notes on some New Zealand Fishes, with Description of a New Species. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator of the Canterbury Museum 314318
XXIX. Further Contributions to the Molluscan Fauna of New Zealand. By Henry Suter. Communicated by Captain Hutton, F.R.S. 319323
XXX. On a New Species of Deinacrida or Forest-cricket from Nelson. By Sir Walter L. Buller, K.C.M.G., D.Sc., F.R.S. 323326
XXXI. Notes on New Zealand Ornithology, with an Exhibition of Specimens. By Sir W. L. Buller 326358
XXXII. On the Occurrence of the Nankeen Kestrel of Australia (Cerchneis cenchroides) in New Zealand. By Sir W. L. Buller 359
XXXIII. Notes on some Species of New Zealand Birds. By J. Walling Handley. Communicated by Sir Walter Buller 360367
XXXIV. Bird Life on a Run. By H. Guthrie-Smith 367375
XXXV. An Ornithological Note. By R. Coupland Harding 376377
XXXVI. Notes on Rare Lepidoptera in Wellington. By Walter P. Cohen 377379
XXXVII. On the Unusual Abundance of certain Species of Plume-moths during the Summer of 1894–95. By G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 379
XXXVIII. Further Coccid Notes: with Descriptions of New Species, and Discussion of Questions of Interest. By W. M. Maskell, Registrar of the University of New Zealand, Corr. Mem. Roy. Soc. of South Australia 380411
XXXIX. Contributions towards a Monograph of the Aleurodidœ, a Family of Hemiptera-Homoptera. By W. M. Maskell 411449
XL. Zoological Notes, Nelson District. By R. I. Kingsley 449450
XLI. On Animal and Vegetable Parasites associated with the Production of Neoplasms in Cattle and Sheep. By Archibald Park, M.R.C.V.S. Communicated by Sir J. Hector 451454
XLII. Notes on the Cicadidœ of New Zealand. By W. F. Kirby, F.L.S., F.E.S., Assistant in Zoological Department, British Museum (Natural History), South Kensington, London. Communicated by G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 454459
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XLIII. List of New Zealand Hydroida. By H. Farquhar 459468
XLIV. On the Habits of New Zealand Ants. By W. W. Smith, F.E.S. 468479
XLV. On the Construction of the Comb of the Hive-bee. By Coleman Phillips 479490
III.—Botany.
XLVI. Notes on MS. Descriptions of Collections made during Captain Cook's First Voyage. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 491493
XLVII. Notes on Dactylanthus taylori, Hook. f. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 493497
XLVIII. On Zannichellia and Lepilœna in New Zealand. By T. Kirk 498500
XLIX. On the Products of a Ballast-heap. By T. Kirk 501507
L. Notice of the Occurrence of an Undescribed Palmlily on the Auckland Peninsula. By T. Kirk 508509
LI. A Revision of the New Zealand Species of Hymenanthera, R. Br. By T. Kirk 510515
LII. Notes on Certain Veronicas, and Descriptions of New Species. By T. Kirk 515531
LIII. New Zealand Musci: Notes on a New Genus. By Robert Brown 531533
LIV. On some Additions to the New Zealand Flora. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S., Curator of the Auckland Museum 534537
LV. Botanical Notes, Nelson District. By R. I. Kingsley 537538
LVI. Descriptions of Three New Native Plants. By D. Petrie, M.A., F.L.S. 538539
LVII. List of the Flowering Plants indigenous to Otago, with Indications of their Distribution and Range in Altitude. By D. Petrie 540591
LVIII. Phænogams: A Description of a few more Newly-discovered Indigenous Plants; being a Further Contribution towards the making known the Botany of New Zealand. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S. (Lond.), &c. 591613
LIX. New Zealand Cryptogams: A List of a few Additional Cryptogamic Plants, of the Orders Hepaticœ and Fungi, more recently detected in New Zealand. By W. Colenso 614615
LX. Cryptogams: A Description of Two New Ferns, a New Lycopodium, and a New Moss, lately detected in our New Zealand Forests. By W. Colenso 615618
LXI. A Description of Three Ferns believed to be undescribed, discovered more than Fifty Years ago in the Northern District of New Zealand. By W. Colenso 618622
LXII. Note on a Branched Specimen of a Tree-fern (Hemitelia smithii). By A. Hamilton 622623
LXIII. On Cordiceps robertsii. By H. C. Field 623624
IV.—Geology.
LXIV. Notes on some Rocks from the Kermadec Islands. By R. Speight, M. A. 625627
LXV. On a Deposit of Moa-bones at Kapua. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator of the Canterbury Museum 627644
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LXVI. On the Moa-bones from Enfield. By Captain F. W. Hutton 645650
LXVII. On the Discovery of Moa-remains on Riverton Beach. By C. A. Ewen. Communicated by Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S. 651654
LXVIII. On the Behaviour of Two Artesian Wells at the Canterbury Museum. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator 654664
LXIX. On the Affinities of Harpagornis : A Letter to Professor T. Jeffery Parker by R. W. Shufeldt, M.D., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, dated 25th January, 1895 665
LXX. Denudation as a Factor of Geological Time. By H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S. 666680
LXXI. Ruapehu and the Volcanic Zone in 1895 : No. IV. By H. Hill 681688
V.—Chemistry.
LXXII. On Iron from the Titaniferous Sand of New Zealand. By E. Purser. Communicated by T. H. Hustwick 689694
LXXIII. On the Action of Potassium-Cyanide Solution upon Gold. By J. S. Maclaurin, B.Sc. 695708
LXXIV. Notes on J. S. Maclaurin's Paper on the Action of Potassium-Cyanide Solutions upon Gold. By William Skey, Government Analyst 708716
New Zealand Institute.
Twenty-seventh Annual Report 719720
Accounts for 1894–95 720
Proceedings.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
On the Discovery of a New River and Valley in the Vicinity of Milford Sound. By D. Sutherland. Communicated by Sir J. Hector 724
Remarks on the late Dr. David Lyall, R.N. By T. Kirk 725
Remarks on Antarctic Research. By Major-General Schaw, C.B., R.E. 731
On a Cranial Fallacy. By E. Tregear, F.R.G.S. 732
On Seasonal Time-adjustment in Countries South of Lat. 30° By G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 734
Remarks on an Albino Tui and Naultinus versicolor. By Sir W. Buller 735
Remarks on Aristotelia racemosa. By T. Kirk 735
Remarks on Drawings of New Zealand Veronicas. By Sir J. Hector 735
Resolution with regard to the late Professor C. V. Riley 735
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Note on the Geology of the Outlying Islands of New Zealand. [ unclear: ] By Sir J. Hector 736738
Note on Double-flowered Columbine. By T. Kirk 738
Election of Governors of New Zealand Institute 738
Discussion on the Geology of the Outlying Islands of New Zealand 738743
On a New Species of Luminous Fish (Polyipnus kirkii). By Sir J. Hector 743
On an Eclipse Phenomenon. By Major-General Schaw, C.B., R.E. 744
Exhibit of Sketches by Mr. Deverill of the Outlying Islands 745
Abstract of Annual Report 745
Election of Officers for 1896 745
List of Exhibits 746
Auckland Institute.
Life and Crystals: Anniversary Address by Professor A. P. Thomas, F.L.S., President 747
On Argon, the Newly-discovered Constituent of the Air. By Professor F. D. Brown 747748
Social Problems: Poverty and Unemployed Labour in Civilised Communities. By F. G. Ewington 748
The Recent Chitral Difficulty, and the Future of the Country between Western Afghanistan and the Indus. By the Right Rev. W. G. Cowie, D.D. 748
The Dawn of the English Drama. By Professor C.W. Egerton 748749
Two Coming Eclipses. By Professor H. W. Segar 749
Browning's Vision of Life. By E. A. Mackechnie 749
Art and Photography. By E. W. Payton 750
Abstract of Annual Report 750752
Election of Officers for 1896 752
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
Periodimeter, for measuring Periods of Rapidly-oscillating Currents. By E. Rutherford, M.A. 754
Note of Occurrence of Mus rattus at Opawa. By A. C. Murray-Aynsley 754
On the Dicraniums of New Zealand. By R. Brown 754
Abstract of Annual Report 755
Election of Officers for 1896 755
Exhibit of Nests and Young of the Katipo. By Captain Hutton 755
On the Holothurians of New Zealand. By Professor Dendy, D.Sc., President 755
otago institute.
Exhibit of New Zealand Passion-flower. By F. R. Chapman 756
Remarks on an Egg of Megapodius pritchardi. By A. Wilson 756
On a Method of Colour-mixing. By Professor Scott 756
On the Etymology of the word “Penguin.” By Dr. Hocken 756
Natural History: Notes of a Trip in the “Hinemoa.” By Professor Parker 757
Notice of a Catalogue of Flowering-plants found near Dunedin. By J. Tennant 757
On the Anti-toxin Treatment of Diphtheria. By Dr. W. S. Roberts 757
Professor Huxley, from the Point of View of a Disciple. By Professor Parker 757
Remarks on an Arrow-head Worm (Spadella) from New Zealand Waters. By Professor Parker 758
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On New Zealand Fisheries, and the Desirability of introducing New Species of Fish. By G. M. Thomson 758
Abstract of Annual Report 758759
Election of Officers for 1896 759
Resolution regarding Dr. J. Murray completing the “Challenger” Reports 759
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Anniversary Address by the President 760
The Zoda or Thodawar Tribe of Madras, and their Funeral Customs. By A. R. W. Lascelles 760
Bimetallism. By W. F. Howlett 760
Reminiscences of the Tin-mines of Cornwall Seventy Years Ago. By the Rev. W. Colenso, F.R.S. 760
The Coinage of England under Charles I. By H. M. Lund 760
Native Names of Places. By Taylor White 760
On University Extension in New Zealand. By H. Hill 761
On Pond Spiders. By Taylor White 761
A Hunting Spider. By Taylor White 761
Rats nesting in Trees. By Taylor White 761
The Moa and the Maoris. By Taylor White 761
On Antarctic Exploration. By the Rev. W. Colenso, F.R.S. 761
Abstract of Annual Report 761
Election of Officers for 1896 761
Nelson Philosophical Society.
On the Anti-toxin Treatment of Diphtheria. By Dr. J. Hudson 762
List of Exhibits 762
Abstract of Annual Report 762
Election of Officers for 1896 762
Remarks on the Government of the New Zealand Institute 762
List of Exhibits 763
Appendix.
Meteorological Statistics for 1895 767
Notes on the Weather for 1895 768
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1895 768
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute 769
Ordinary Members of the New Zealand Institute 770777
Institutions and Persons to whom this Volume is presented 778782
Index 783787
Corrigenda vi
Contents viixii
List of Plates xiii
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xv
Abstracts of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xvxvii
Roll of Incorporated Societies xviii
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xviiixxi
List of Plates.
[Note.—These are placed at the end of the volume.
Plate Author. see page
I. Hocken.—Tasman's Chart of New Zealand Coast 117
II. Hamilton.—Map of Otago Heads 141
III. H.B. Kirk.—Sponges 210
IV. " 210
V. Marshall.—Diptera 249
VI. " 249
VII. " 249
VIII. " 309
IX. " 309
X. " 309
XI. " 309
XII. " 309
XIII. " 309
XIV. " 311
XV. Marshall.—Dodonidia helmsi 313
XVI. Maskell.—Coccids 409
XVII. " 409
XVIII. " 409
XIX. " 409
XX. " 410
XXI. " 410
XXII. " 410
XXIII. " 411
XXIV. Maskell.—Aleurodids 445
XXV. " 446
XXVI. " 446
XXVII. " 446
XXVIII. " 447
XXIX. " 447
XXX. " 447
XXXI. " 448
XXXII. " 448
XXXIII. " 448
XXXIV. " 449
XXXV. " 449
XXXVI. Hutton.—Excavation for Moa-bones at Kapua 627
XXXVII. Sutherland.—Map showing Discoveries at Milford Sound 724