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Volume 53, 1921
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Established Under an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand Intituled the New Zealand Institute Act, 1867; Reconstituted by an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand Under the New Zealand Institute Act, 1903, and Continued by the New Zealand Institute Act, 1908.

Board of Governors.

Ex Officio.

His Excellency the Governor-General.

The Hon. the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Nominated by the Government.

Dr. Charles Chilton, F.L.S., C.M.Z.S., F.N.Z.Inst. (reappointed December, 1918); Dr. J. Allan Thomson, F.G.S., F.N.Z.Inst. (reappointed December, 1919); Mr. B. C. Aston, F.I.C., F.C.S., F.N.Z.Inst. (reappointed December, 1919); Dr. Leonard Cockayne, F.R.S., F.L.S., F.N.Z.Inst. (appointed June, 1921).

Elected by Affiliated Societies (December, 1919).

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Wellington Philosophical InstituteProfessor H. B. Kirk, M.A., F.N.Z.Inst.
Professor T. H. Easterfield, M.A., Ph.D., F.N.Z.Inst.
Auckland InstituteProfessor H. W. Segar, M.A., Ph.D., F.N.Z.Inst.
Professor A. P. W. Thomas, M.A., F.N.Z.Inst.
Philosophical Institute of CanterburyDr. F. W. Hilgendorf, M.A.
Mr. A. M. Wright, F.C.S.
Otago InstituteHon. G. M. Thomson, F.L.S., F.N.Z.Inst., M.L.C.
Professor J. Malcolm, M.D.
Hawke's Bay Philosophical InstituteMr. H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S.
Nelson InstituteDr. L. Cockayne, F.L.S., F.R.S., F.N.Z.Inst.
Manawatu Philosophical SocietyMr. M. A. Eliott.
Wanganui Philosophical SocietyDr. P. Marshall, M.A., F.G.S., F.N.Z.Inst.
Poverty Bay InstituteVen. Archdeacon H. W. Williams, M.A.
Officers for the Year 1921

President: Professor T. H. Easterfield, M. A., Ph.D., F.N.Z.Inst. Hon. Treasurer: Mr. M. A. Eliott.

Hon. Editor: Mr. Johannes C. Andersen.

Hon. Librarian: Dr. J. Allan Thomson, F.G.S., F.N.Z.Inst.

Hon. Secretary: Mr. B. C. Aston, F.I.C., F.C.S., F.N.Z.Inst.

(Box 40, Post-office, Wellington).

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Affiliated Societies.

Name of Society.Secretary's Name and Address.Date of Affiliation.
Wellington Philosophical SocietyH. Hamilton, Dominion Museum, Wellington10th June, 1868.
Auckland InstituteT. F. Cheeseman, Museum, Auckland10th June, 1868.
Philosophical Institute of CanterburyG. E. Archey, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch22nd October, 1868.
Otago InstituteProfessor W. N. Benson, University, Dunedin18th October, 1869.
Hawke's Bay Philosophical InstituteC. F. H. Pollock, P.O. Box 301, Napier31st March, 1875.
Nelson InstituteW. C. Davies, Cawthron Institute, Nelson20th December, 1883.
Manawatu Philosophical SocietyChas. T. Salmon, P.O. Box 293, Palmerston North6th January, 1905.
Wanganui Philosophical SocietyR. Murdoch, P.O. Box 221, Wanganui2nd December, 1911.
Poverty Bay InstituteJohn Mouat, Adams Chambers, Gladstone Road, Gisborne1st February, 1919.

Former Honorary Members.


  • Agassiz, Professor Louis.

  • Drury, Captain Byron, R.N.

  • Finsch, Professor Otto, Ph.D.

  • Flower, Professor W. H., F.R.S.

  • Hochstetter, Dr. Ferdinand von.

  • Hooker, Sir J. D., G.C.S.I., C.B., M.D., F.R.S., O.M.

  • Mueller, Ferdinand von, M.D., F.R.S., C.M.G.

  • Owen, Professor Richard, F.R.S.

  • Richards, Rear-Admiral G. H.


  • Darwin, Charles, M.A., F.R.S.

  • Gray, J. E., Ph.D., F.R.S.

  • Lindsay, W. Lauder, M.D., F.R.S.E.


  • Grey, Sir George, K.C.B.

  • Huxley, Thomas H., LL.D., F.R.S.

  • Stokes, Vice-Admiral J. L.


  • Bowen, Sir George Ferguson, G.C.M.G.

  • Gunther, A., M.D., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.

  • Lyell, Sir Charles, Bart., D.C.L., F.R.S.

  • Pickard-Cambridge, Rev. O., M. A., F.R.S., C.M.Z.S.


  • McLachlan, Robert, F.L.S.

  • Newton, Alfred, F.R.S.

  • Thomson, Professor Wyville, F.R.S.


  • Filhol, Dr. H.

  • Rolleston, Professor G., M.D., F.R.S.

  • Sclater, P. L., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.


  • Berggren, Dr. S.

  • Clarke, Rev. W. B., M.A., F.R.S.

  • Etheridge, Professor R., F.R.S.

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  • Baird, Professor Spencer F.

  • Weld, Frederick A., C.M.G.


  • Garrod, Professor A. H., F.R.S.

  • Müller, Professor Max, F.R.S.

  • Tenison Woods, Rev. J. E., F.L.S.


  • The Most Noble the Marquis of Normanby, G.C.M.G.


  • Carpenter, Dr. W. B., C.B., F.R.S.

  • Ellery, Robert L. J., F.R.S.

  • Thomson, Sir William, F.R.S.


  • Gray, Professor Asa.

  • Sharp, Richard Bowdler, M.A., F.R.S.

  • Wallace, Sir A. R., F.R.S., O.M.


  • Beneden, Professor J. P. van.

  • Ettingshausen, Baron von.

  • McCoy, Professor Sir F., K.C.M.G., D.Sc., F.R.S.


  • Riley, Professor C. V.


  • Davis, J. W., F.G.S., F.L.S.


  • Mitten, William, F.R.S.


  • Langley, S. P.

  • Lydekker, Richard, F.R.S.


  • Agardh, Dr. J. G.

  • Avebury, Lord, P.C., F.R.S.

  • Massee, George, F.L.S., F.R.M.S.


  • Eve, H. W., M.A.

  • Howes, G. B., LL.D., F.R.S.


  • Milne, J., F.R.S.


  • Darwin, Sir George, F.R.S.


  • Arber, E. A. Newell, M.A., Sc.D., F.G.S., F.L.S.

Former Manager and Editor.

[Under the New Zealand Institute Act, 1867.]


Hector, Sir James, M.D., K.C.M.G., F.R.S.

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Past Presidents.


Hutton, Captain Frederick Wollaston, F.R.S.


Hector, Sir James, M.D., K.C.M.G., F.R.S.


Thomson, George Malcolm, F.L.S.


Hamilton, A.


Cheeseman, T. F., F.L.S., F.Z.S.


Chilton, C., M.A., D.Sc., LL.D., F.L.S., C.M.Z.S.


Petrie, D., M.A., Ph.D.


Benham, W. B., M.A., D.Sc., F.Z.S., F.R.S.


Cockayne, L., Ph.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., F.N.Z.Inst.

Honorary Members.


  • Sharp, Dr. D., University Museum, Cambridge.


  • Liversidge, Professor A., M.A., F.R.S., Fieldhead, Coombe Warren, Kingston Hill, England.

  • Nordstedt, Professor Otto, Ph.D., University of Lund, Sweden.


  • Goodale, Professor G. L., M.D., LL.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.


  • Codrington, Rev. R. H., D.D., Wadhurst Rectory, Sussex, England.

  • Thislton - Dyer, Sir W. T., K.C M.G., C.I.E., LL.D., M.A, F.R.S., Witcombe, Gloucester, England.


  • Goebel, Professor Dr. Carl von, University of Munich.


  • Sars, Professor G. O., University of Christiania, Norway.


  • Klotz, Professor Otto J., 437 Albert Street, Ottawa, Canada.


  • Rutherford, Professor Sir E., D.Sc., F.R.S. F.N.Z.Inst., Nobel Laureate, Cambridge, England.

  • David, Professor T. Edgeworth, F.R.S., C.M.G., Sydney University, N.S.W.


  • Beddard, F.E., D.Sc., F.R.S., Zoological Society, London.

  • Brady, G. S., D.Sc., F.R.S., University of Durham, England.

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  • Dendy, Dr. A., F.R.S., King's College, University of London, England.

  • Diels, Professor L., Ph.D., University of Marburg.

  • Meyrick, E., B.A., F.R.S., Marlborough College, England.

  • Stebbing, Rev. T. R. R., F.R.S., Tunbridge Wells, England.


  • Bruce, Dr. W. S., Edinburgh.


  • Davis, Professor W. Morris, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.

  • Hemsley, Dr. W. Botting, F.R.S., Kew Lodge, St. Peter's Road, Broadstairs, Kent, England.


  • Balfour, Professor I. Bayley, F.R.S., Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

  • Haswell, Professor W. A., F.R.S, Mimihau, Woollahra Point, Sydney.


  • Bateson, Professor W., F.R.S., Merton, Surrey, England.


  • Massart, Professor Jean, University of Brussels, Belgium.


  • Mellor, Joseph William, D.Sc. (N.Z.), Sandon House, Regent Street, Stoke-on-Trent, England.


  • Fraser, Sir J. G., D.C.L., No. 1 Brick Court, Temple, London, E.C. 4.

  • Gregory, Professor J. W., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.G.S., University, Glasgow.

  • Hall, Sir A. D., M.A., K.C.B., F.R.S., Ministry of Agriculture, London.

  • Mawson, Sir Douglas, B.E., D.Sc., The University, Box 498, G.P.O., Adelaide.

  • Woods, Henry, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S., University, Cambridge.

Original Fellows of the New Zealand Institute.

(See New Zealand Gazette, 20th November, 1919.)

  • Aston, Bernard Cracroft, F.I.C., F.C.S.

  • * Benham, Professor William Blaxland, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.Z.S.

  • Best, Elsdon.

  • * Cheeseman, Thomas Frederick, F.L.S., F.Z.S.

  • * Chilton, Professor Charles, M.A., D.Sc., LL.D., M.B., C.M., F.L.S., C.M.Z.S.

  • * Cockayne, Leonard, Ph.D., F.R.S., F.L.S.

  • Eaaterfield, Professor Thomas Hill, M.A., Ph.D., F.I.C., F.C.S.

  • Farr, Professor Clinton Coleridge, D.Sc., F.P.S.L., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E.

  • Hogben, George, C.M.G., M.A., F.G.S.

  • Hudson, George Vernon, F.E.S.

  • Kirk, Professor Harry Borrer, M.A.

  • Marshall, Patrick, M.A., D.Sc., F.G.S., F.R.G.S., F.E.S.

  • * Petrie, Donald, M.A., Ph.D.

  • Rutherford, Sir Ernest, Kt., F.R.S., D.Sc., Ph.D., LL.D.

  • Segar, Professor Hugh William, M.A.

  • Smith, Stephenson Percy, F.R.G.S.

  • Speight, Robert, M.A., M.Sc., F.G.S.

  • Thomas, Professor Algernon Phillips Withiel, M.A., F.L.S.

  • * Thomson, Hon. George Malcolm, F.L.S., M.L.C.

  • Thomson, James Allan, M.A., D.Sc., A.O.S.M., F.G.S.

Fellows Elected, 1921.

  • Cotton, Charles Andrew, D.Sc., A.O.S.M., F.G.S.

  • Hilgendorf, Frederick William, B.A., D.Sc.

  • Holloway, Rev. John Ernest, L.Th., D.Sc.

  • Park, Professor James, M.Am.Inst.M.E., M.Inst.M.M., F.G.S.

[Footnote] * Past President

[Footnote] ‡ Hutton Medallist

[Footnote] † Hector Medallist

[Footnote] * Past President

[Footnote] † Hector Medallist

[Footnote] * Past President

[Footnote] † Hector Medallist

[Footnote] * Past President

[Footnote] † Hector Medallist

[Footnote] ‡ Hutton Medallist

[Footnote] † Hector Medallist

[Footnote] † Hector Medallist

[Footnote] ‡ Hutton Medallist

[Footnote] * Past President

[Footnote] † Hector Medallist

[Footnote] * Past President