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Volume 31, 1898

Contents.

Transactions.

I.—Zoology.

Art. Pages
I. On the Ornithology of New Zealand. By Sir Walter L. Buller, K.C.M.G., D.Sc., F.R.S. 137
II. On the-Appearance of Anosia bolina in the Wellington District. By A. P. Buler. Communicated through Sir Walter Buller 3839
III. Supplement to the Stenopelmatidœ of New Zealand. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator of the Canterbury Museum 4043
IV. Notes on the New Zealand Acrididœ. By Captain F. W. Hutton 4450
V. Revision of the New Zealand Phasmidœ. By Captain F. W. Hutton 5059
VI. New Zealand Polyplacophora: Keys to Genera and Species. By Henry Suter 5964
VII. Revision of the New Zealand Pleurotomidœ, with Descriptions of Six New Species. By Henry Suter 6477
VIII. Notes on New Zealand Galaxidœ, more especially those of the Western Slopes: with Descriptions of New Species, &c. By F. E. Clarke 7891
IX. On Exocœtus ilma: A New Species of Flying-fish. By F. E. Clarke 9396
X. Notes on Parore (the Mangrove Fish). By F. E. Clarke 96101
XI. Formaline in Museology. By Dr. G. Thilenius, Lecturer on Anatomy to the University of Strasburg. Communicated through Sir J. Hector 101103
XII. On the Habits of Dermestes vulpmus. By A. T. Potter 104105
XIII. Notice of the Occurrence of the Australian Snipe (Gallinago australis) in New Zealand. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S 105106
XIV. A Contribution to the Study of the Rotifera of New Zealand. By F. W. Hilgendorf, M.A. 107134
XV. A List of Marine Shells found at Whangarei Heads. By Charles Cooper 134140
XVI. Birds of the Bay of Islands. By A. T. Pycroft 141146
XVII. Notes on the Fourth Skin of Notornis. By W. Blaxland Benham, D.Sc. Lond., M.A. Oxon., Professor of Biology in the University of Otago 146150
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XVIII. Notes on certain of the Viscera of Notornis. By Professor W. Blaxland Beuham 151156
XIX. A Re-examination of Hutton's Types of New Zealand Earthworms. By Professor W. Blaxland Benham 156163
XX. On New Zealand Ephemeridœ: Two Species. By C. O. Lillie, M.A., B.Sc. 164169
XXI. A Revision of the Crustacea Anomura of New Zealand. By George M. Thomson, F.L.S. 169197
XXII. Synonymy of the New Zealand Orchestidœ. By G. M. Thomson 197207
XXIII. The Neuroptera of New Zealand. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator of the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch 208249
XXIV. The Life-history of the Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus). By Arthur Dendy, D.Sc, Professor of Biology in the Canterbury College, University of New Zealand 249255
XXV. List of New Zealand Mollusca described in Foreign Publications since 1890. By Henry Suter 255261

II.—Botany.

XXVI. A Description of some Newly Discovered New Zealand Ferns. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S. (Lond.) 263266
XXVII. 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 266281
XXVIII. The Fungus Flora of New Zealand. By George Massee, F.L.S., F.R.M.S., Principal Assistant (Cryptogams), Royal Herbarium, Kew. Communicated by Sir J. Hector 282349
XXIX. On the Occurrence of Ottelia in New Zealand. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S. 350351
XXX. Description of a New Species of Corysanthes. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S. 351352
XXXI. Botanical Notes. By D. Petrie, M.A. 352354
XXXII. An Inquiry into the Seedling Forms of New Zealand Phanerogams and their Development. By L. Cockayne 354398
XXXIII. On the Burning and Reproduction of Subalpine Scrub and its Associated Plants, with. Special Reference to Arthur's Pass District. By L. Cockayne 398419
XXXIV. Descriptions of New Species of Astelia, Veronica, and Celmisia. By L. Cockayne 419424
XXXV. On Ligusticum trifoliatum, Hook, f. By L. Cockayne 424426
XXXVI. Some Recent Additions to the Moss-Flora of New Zealand. By T. W. Naylor Beckett, F.L.S. 426437
XXXVII. Notes on the New Zealand Musci. By Robert Brown 437442
XXXVIII. Notes on New Zealand Musci, and Descriptions of New Species. By Robert Brown 442470
XXXIX. On the Future of the New Zealand Bush. By Canon Philip Walsh 471482
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III.—Geology.

Art Pages
XL. Corrections in the Names of some New Zealand Rooks. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.R.S., Curator of the Canterbury Museum 483484
XLI. On a Supposed Rib of the Kumi, ox Ngarara. By Captain F. W. Hutton 485
XLII. On the Footprint of a Kiwi-like Bird from Manaroa. By Captain F. W. Hutton 486
XLIII. Notes on a West Coast Dolerite. By W. A. MacLeod, B.Sc. 487488
XLIV. Notes on a Hypersthene Andesite from White Island. By W. A. MacLeod 488489
XLV. Notes on a Hornblende Trachyte from Tawhetarangi. By W. A. MaoLeod 490491
XLVI. On Occurrences of Gold in the Coromandel District. By J. M. Maclaren, B.Sc. 492493
XLVII. On the Geology of Te Moehau. By J. M. Maclaren 494498
XLVIII. Some Notes on the Volcanoes of the Taupo District. By Benedict Friedlaender, Ph.D., of Berlin. Communicated by T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. 498510
XLIX. The Volcanoes of the Pacific. By Coleman Phillips 510551
L. On the Artesian Wells at Longburn. By J. March-banks, A.M.I.C.E. 551554

IV.—Chemistry and Physics.

LI. An Instrument for roughly determining the Relative Thermometric Conductivities of Liquids. By Dr. W. P. Evans 555556
LII. On the Distillation Products of the Blackball Coal. By Dr. W. P. Evans 556557
LIII. Contact Metamorphism at the New Brockley Coalmine (Malvern Hills). By Dr. W. P. Evans 557564
LIV. Analyses (Technical) of New Zealand Coals. By Dr. W. P. Evans 564565
LV. On the Apparent Occlusion of Sulphuretted Hydrogen in a Bituminous Coal. By Dr. W. P. Evans 566567
LVI. On the Interaction of Cyclones upon one another. By Major-General Schaw, G.B., R.E. 567569
LVII. Further Light on the Circulation of the Atmosphere in the Southern Hemisphere. By Major-General Schaw 570576
LVIII. On Seasonal Time. By G. V. Hudson 577583
LIX. The Wanganui Earthquake of the 8th December, 1897. By George Hogben, M.A., Secretary of the Seismological Committee of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science 583590
LX. Notes on the Comparison of some Elements of Earthquake Motion as observed in New Zealand, with their Theoretic Values. By George Hogben 590593
LXI. The Tasmanian Earthquake of the 27th January, 1892. By George Hogben 594601
LXII. A Graphic Method of calculating Cubic Content of Excavation, as for Water-races on Uneven Ground. By George Hogben 602603
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V. Miscellaneous.

Art Pages
LXIII. Inaugural Address. By Edward Tregear 605623
LXIV. Congenital Stigmata. By Edward Tregear 623625
LXV. The Art of the Whare Pora: Notes on the Clothing of the Ancient Maori, their Knowledge of preparing, dyeing, and weaving Various Fibres, together with some Account of Dress and Ornaments, and the Ancient Ceremonies and Superstitions of the Whare Pora. By Elsdon Best 625658
LXVI. A Comparison of New Zealand Mortality during the Periods 1874–81 and 1881–91. By C. E. Adams, B.Sc., A.I.A., Engineering Scholar and Engineering Exhibitioner, Canterbury College, and Senior Scholar, New Zealand University; formerly Lecturer on Applied Mathematics, Canterbury Agricultural College 659660
LXVII. A Comparison of the General Mortality in New Zealand, in Victoria and New South Wales, and in England. By C. E. Adams 661666
LXVIII. An Account of the Fiji Fire Ceremony. By Dr. T. M. Hocken, F.L.S. 667672
LXIX. Moa Farmers. By Richard Henry. Communicated by Sir J. Hector 673677
LXX. Old Huts at Dusky Sound. By Richard Henry. Communicated by Sir J. Hector 677680
LXXI. Red Cats and Disease. By Richard Henry. Communicated by Sir J. Hector 680683
LXXII. National Pensions—a Proposed Scheme. By H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S. 683703

New Zealand Institute.

Thirtieth Annual Report 707710
Accounts for 1897–98 710

Proceedings.

Wellington Philosophical Society.

Pages
New Members of Council 713
Appreciation of the late Mr. Thomas Kirk, F.L.S. 713
Appreciation of the late Mr. William Miles Maskell 713
Presentations to Colonial Museum described by Sir J. Hector 713
Shore Fishes of Fiji presented by Sir W. Buller 713
Chitons from Lyall Bay presented by Miss Mestayer 713
Siphonaria obliquata presented by Miss Mestayer 714
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Lemur (Galago mokoli) from South Africa 714
Congenital Stigmata, Remarks by Sir J. Hector on 714
Tipulidœ. By G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 714
Remarks on Spider (Salticus). By R. C. Harding 714
Remarks by Sir J. Hector on Sygnathus pelagicus 714
On Rocks and Minerals from Cape Colville. By A. McKay, F.G.S. 714
On a Sea-worm (Echiurus novœ-zealandiœ). By A. Haylock 716
On Hatteria (Sphenodon) punctata. By Sir J. Hector 716
Remarks on Emmelichthys nitidus, &c. By Sir J. Hector 716
Hybrid Drake presented by Mr. Taylor White 716
Nomination for Election of Governors of New Zealand Institute 718
Appreciation of the late Mr. John Buchanan, F.L.S. 718
Remarks on a Collection of Lizards. By Sir J. Hector 719
Remarks on Additions to the Colonial Museum. By Sir J. Hector 719
Remarks on the Kumi. By E. Tregear 720
Remarks on Ironsand. By W. Coubrough 720
Appreciation of the late Mr. Charles Hulke, F.C.S. 720
On the Shooting Stars of November, 1898. By Sir J. Hector 721
On Additions to the Museum. By Sir J. Hector 721722
Abstract of Annual Report 722
Election of Officers for 1899 722
Appreciation of the late Rev. W. Colenso, F.R.S. 722724
On the Rev. W. Colenso's New Zealand Testament. By R. C. Harding 725
On Sponges from the Chatham Islands. By Captain Cooper 725
On Stone Implements from Karaka Bay. By H. N. McLeod 725
On New Zealand Moths and Butterflies. By G. V. Hudson 725

Auckland Institute.

Auckland City, Past, Present, and to come 726
The Aims of Education. By J. W. Morrell, M.A. 726
Gold: Its Occurrence and Extraction. By Dr. J. S. Maclaurin 726
Reminiscences of Forty-five Years. By the Most Rev. Dr. Cowie 727
The Mount Cook District. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S. 727
Social Parasites. By E. A. Mackechnie 728
Ruskin: His Life and Writings. By the Rev. Mr. Beattie 728
Appreciation of the late Mr. T. Kirk, F.L.S. 728
Appreciation of the late Mr. F. D. Fenton 728
Abstract of Annual Report 728729
Election of Officers for 1899 729

Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

Appreciation of the late Mr. W. M. Maskell 730
Description of the Vegetable Sheep (Raoulia mamillaris). By Professor Dendy 730
On New Zealand Lizards, with Young. By Professor Dendy 730
Exhibit of New Chemical Apparatus. By Dr. Evans 730
On a Moa-bone from Silt at Port Hills. By Captain Hutton, F.R.S. 731
Some Recent Advances in Experimental Science. By Professor Bickerton, F.C.S. 731
On Prehistoric Pottery from Japan. By Captain Hutton, F.R.S. 731
On a Volcanic Bomb. By Captain Hutton 731
On Naultinus grayi and Young. By Professor Dendy 731
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Hypnotism: Its Fallacies and Facts. By R. M. Laing 731
On the Cultivation of New Zealand Alpine Plants. By L. Cockayne 731
Address on the Cell. By J. B. Mayne 732
On Veronica armstrongii. By L. Cookayne 732
On Scale-insects presented by the late Mr. Maskell. By Professor Dendy 732
Resolution on Antarctic Exploration 732
On an Albino Skylark. By Captain Hutton, F.R.S. 732
The Microscope in Geology. By R. Speight 733
Appreciation of the late Rev. W. Colenso, F.R.S. 734
Abstract of Annual Report 734735
Election of Officers for 1899 735
Electricity in the Service of Technical Chemistry. By Dr. W. P. Evans 735

Otago Institute.

Appreciation of the late Mr. Thomas Kirk, F.L.S. 736
On some Peculiar Attachment-discs developed in some Species of Loranthus. By G. M. Thomson, F.L.S. 736737
On New Zealand Fungi. By G. M. Thomson 737
A List of Described Genera and Species of New Zealand Flowering Plants. By A. Hamilton 737
Remarks on a Curious Nest. By Dr. T. M. Hocken 737
On Additions to the Museum. By Professor Benham 738
Notice of the Discovery of a Live Notornis. By Professor Benham 738
Notice of Discovery of a Moa Eggshell. By Professor Benham 738
On Relics of the Old Native Population on the Upper Molyneux. By Dr. T. M. Hocken 738
On Rare Maori Weapons and Implements. By Dr. T. M. Hocken 738
On Nitrogenous Nodules from the Roots of Leguminous Plants. By J. S. Tennant 738
On a Kiwi-feather Mat. By A. Hamilton 738739
Remarks on Mr. A. Hamilton's Work on Maori Art. By A. Bathgate 739
On the Distribution of Notornis, and General Notes on the Genus. By A. Hamilton 739740
On the Study of Natural History. By G. M. Thomson 740743
On the Palolo, a Marine Worm from Fiji. By Dr. T. M. Hocken 743
The Art of War as practised in Old New Zealand. By A. Hamilton 743
On a New Nudibranch. By Professor Benham 743
On a Maori Chert Quarry. By A. Hamilton 743
On Specimens of Native Spring Flowers. By A. Hamilton 743
Remarks on the Recent Discovery of a Notornis. By A. Hamilton 743744
Appreciation of the late Mr. John Buchanan, F.L.S. 744
Abstract of Annual Report 745
Notice of the late Right Hon. Sir G. Grey, K.C.B 745
Remarks on the Proposed Fish-hatchery at Purakanui 745
Election of Officers for 1899 745746
Address by the President, Mr. F. R. Chapman 746747
List of Plants supplementary to the Dunedin Field Club's Catalogue of Dunedin Plants. By B. C. Aston 747
List of Freshwater Algœ collected by Mr. J. S. Tennant, B.Sc. 748
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Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.

The State in Relation to Public Health. By the President 749
The Comic in Art. By W. Dinwiddie 749
Exhibits. By H. Hill 749
The Rivers of the Hawke's Bay Plains. By F. A. Tregelles 749
The Geological History of the World. By T. Tanner 749
A Graphic Method of determining the Azimuth Altitude and Hour Angle of a Star when at its Greatest Altitude. By C. E. Adams, B.Sc., F.I.A. 750
Phrenology. By W. Dinwiddie 750
Vaccination. By Dr. Leahy 750
A Maori Earthwork Fortification. By Taylor White 750
A Maori Stronghold. By Taylor White 750
Are they Old Kumera-pits? By Taylor White 750
Prehistoric Man and Evolution. By T. Tanner 750
Abstract of Annual Report 750
Election of Officers for 1899 750

Westland Institute.

Abstract of Annual Report 751
Election of Officers for 1899 751

Nelson Philosophical Society.

Abstract of Annual Report 752
Election of Officers for 1899 752

Appendix.

Meteorology of New Zealand—

Comparative Abstract for 1898 and Previous Years 755
Average Temperature of Seasons compared with those of the Previous Year 755
Remarks on the Weather during 1898 756
Earthquakes reported during 1898 757
New Zealand Institute, Honorary Members 758
New Zealand Institute, Ordinary Members 759766
List of Institutions and Persons to whom this Volume is presented by the Governors of the New Zealand Institute 767771
Index 773777
Corrigenda in Vol. XXX. Separate slip.
Contents v.–xi.
List of Plate xiii.–xiv.
Board of Governors and Officers of the New Zealand Institute xv.
Abstracts of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xv.–xvii.
Roll of Incorporated Societies xviii.
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xviii.–xxi.