Professor Benham exhibited some specimens recently received at the Museum, the principal being the greater part of the eggshell of a moa, deposited in the Museum by Mr. Turton. This specimen was found in sandy soil near Clyde, Central Otago. Another specimen was found with it, but was accidentally destroyed.
Dr. T. M. Hocken communicated a paper on “Relics of the Old Native Population on the Upper Molyneux,” prefacing it by some particulars as to the migration of the natives in the early times.
The writer of the paper described several old encampments of the natives on the line of the Clyde—Alexandra Road, and the stone knives, fragments of bones, and gun-flints found there.