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Volume 34, 1901
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Dr. Chilton explained the action taken by the Council to promote the publication of an “Index Faunæ Novæ-Zealandiæ”—i.e., a list of all species of animals recorded from New Zealand, with at least one reference for each species.

A petition prepared, asking the Governors of the New Zealand Institute to undertake the publication of the index, was laid on the table for signature.