Exhibits.—(1.) A large collection of New Zealand insects, collected by Mr. John Thomas, of Waimea West (now ninety-eight years of age). (2.) Stuffed specimen of Rattus philippensis, by Mr. J. F. Kitching. (3.) Four marine shells, from Mauritius, by Mr. A. H. Patterson. (4.) Stuffed specimen of Cape-pigeon, by Mr. Martin. (5.) One hundred facsimile casts of stone implements of North American Indians. (6.) Set of twelve volumes of publications of Bureau of Ethnology of United States: the two latter presented by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. (7.) Pair of young emus, hatched in Nelson (purchased).