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Volume 79, 1951
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The Royal Society Of New Zealand
Council for

Honorary Patron.

His Excellency the Governor-General.

Ex Officio.

The Honourable Minister for Scientific and Industrial Research.


F. R. Callaghan, M.A., F.R.E.S.


R. A. Falla, M.A., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

J. Marwick, M.A., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

Government Representatives.

  • 1950. B. C. Aston, C.B.E., F.R.I.C., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1950. W. R. B. Oliver, D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1951. G. E. Archey, O.B.E., M.A., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.Z.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1951. F. R. Callaghan, M.A., F.R.E.S.

Elected by Member Bodies.

Auckland Institute L. H. Briggs, D.Sc. (N.Z.), D.Phil. (Oxon.), F.N.Z.I.C., F.R.S.N.Z.
A. T. Pycroft.
Wellington Branch L. Bastings, B.A., M.Sc. (Cantab.), D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.Inst.P.
J. T. Salmon, M.Sc., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.E.S., F.R.S.N.Z., A.R.P.S.
Canterbury Branch R. S. Allan, D.Sc. (N.Z.), Ph.D. (Cantab.), F.G.S., F.R.S.N.Z.
O. H. Frankel, M.Agr.Sc. (N.Z.), D.Agr. (Berlin), F.R.S.N.Z.
Otago Branch C. M. Focken, B.Sc., B.M.E., D.Phil. (Oxon.), M.S. (Colorado).
O. H. Keys, M.Sc., A.R.I.C., A.N.Z.I.C.
Hawke's Bay Branch J. D. H. Buchanan, M.A. (Cantab.), B.Sc. (N.Z.).
Nelson Institute D. Miller, M.Sc., Ph.D. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.
Southland Branch R. W. Willett, M.Sc. (N.Z.), F.G.S.

Elected by the Fellows.

1950—F. G. Soper, C.B.E., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Wales), F.R.S.N.Z., F.R.I.C., F.N.Z.I.C.

Honorary Treasurer.

S. Cory Wright, M.C.

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Officers for The Year 1950–51.

President: F. R. Callaghan, M.A. (N.Z.), F.R.E.S.

Vice-Presidents: R. A. Falla, M.A., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

J. Marwick, M.A., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

Hon. Treasurer: S. Cory Wright, M.C.

Hon. Editor: W. R. B. Oliver, D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

Hon. Librarian: Professor L. R. Richardson, M.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill).

Hon. Returning Officer: A. T. Pycroft.

Secretary: Miss M. Wood, Royal Society of New Zealand, Victoria University College, P.O. Box 196, Wellington, N.Z. (Cable and telegraph address: Royalsoc, Wellington.)

Member Bodies.

Name of Society. Secretary's Name and Address. Date of Affiliation.
Auckland Institute Dr. G. Archey, Institute and Museum, Auckland, June 10, 1868
Wellington Branch of the Royal Society of N.Z. Mr. R. Waite, Dept. Scientific & Industrial Research, Wellington. June 10, 1868
Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society of N.Z. Mr. C. R. Russell, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch. October 22, 1868
Otago Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand Mr. J. B. Mackie, Otago School of Mines, Dunedin. October 18, 1869
Nelson Institute Mr. A. W. Parrott, Cawthron Institute, Nelson. December 20, 1883
Hawke's Bay Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand Mr. H. P. Hole, 23 Brewster Street, Napier. March 31, 1875
Southland Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand Mrs. O. Sansom, 24 Melbourne St., Invercargill. October 31, 1939

Former Manager and Editor

(Under the New Zealand Institute Act, 1867.)

1867–1903.—Sir James Hector, M.D., K.C.M.G., F.R.S.

Past Presidents.

  • 1903–04.—Hutton, Captain Frederick Wollaston, F.R.S.

  • 1905–06.—Hector, Sir James, M.D., K.C.M.G., F.R.S.

  • 1907–08.—Thomson, George Malcolm, F.L.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1909–10.—Hamilton, Augustus.

  • 1911–12.—Cheeseman, Thomas Frederick, F.L.S., F.Z.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1913–14.—Chilton, Charles, M.A., D.Sc., LL.D., F.L.S., C.M.Z.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1915.—Petrie, Donald, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1916–17.—Benham, Sir William Blaxland, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.Z.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1918–19.—Cockayne, Leonard, C.M.G., Ph.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1920–21.—Easterfield, Sir Thomas Hill, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.I.C., F.C.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1922–23.—Kirk, Harry Borrey, M.A., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1924–25.—Marshall, Patrick, D.Sc., F.G.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1926–27.—Aston. Bernard Cracroft, F.R.I.C., F.C.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1928.—Thomson, J. Allan, M.A., D.Sc., F.G.S., F.R.S.N.Z. (Mr B. C. Aston reappointed May, 1928, vice Dr J. Allan Thomson, deceased).

  • 1929–30.—Farr, Clinton Coleridge, D.Sc., F.R.S., F.P.S.L., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1931–32.—Segar, Hugh William, M.A., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1933–34.—Speight, Robert, M.A., M.Sc., F.G.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1935–36.—Williams, Rt. Rev. Bishop, M.A., Litt.D. (Cantab & N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1937–38.—Evans, Prof. W. P., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.N.Z., Hon. F.N.Z.I.C.

  • 1939–40.—Holloway, Rev. J. E., L.Th., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1941–42.—Archey, Gilbert, O.B.E., M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1943–45.—Allan, H. H., M.A., D.Sc., F.L.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1946–47.—Benson, Professor W. N., B.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.G.S., F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1948–49.—Falla, R. A., M.A., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1949–50.—Falla, R. A., M.A., D.Sc. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z.

  • 1950–51.—Callaghan, F. R., M.A. (N.Z.), F.R.E.S.

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Honorary Members.

Aitken, Alexander Craig, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., University of Edinburgh 1940
Bohr, Professor Niels H. D., Universitets Institut for Teoretisk Fysik, Copenhagen, Denmark 1946
Buck, P. (Te Rangi Hiroa), M.D., Ch.B. (N.Z.), F.R.S.N.Z., Bishop Museum, Honolulu 1934
Compton, Professor A. H., Ph.D., Sc.D., LL.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A. 1934
Einstein, Professor Albert, F.R.S., Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.A.1924
Fleming, Sir Alexander, Kt., Professor of Bacteriology in University of London Inoculation Dept., St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, W.2 1945
Fleming, J. A., D.Sc., Director of Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 1939
Gatenby, J. B., M.A., Ph.D., B.Sc., D.Sc., Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University, Dublin 1934
Goldschmidt, Richard Benedikt, Ph.D. (Heidelburg), Hon. M.D. (Kiel), Hon.D.Sc. (Madrid), Professor of Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. 1948
Gregory, Dr. Herbert E., c/o Bishop Museum, Honolulu 1950
Gutenberg, Dr B., Seismological Laboratory, 220 North San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena, California, U.S.A. 1945
Howard, Lelland O., Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., LL.D., Onteora Club, Tannersville, New York 1944
Jaggar, Dr T. A., Director of Volcanological Observatory, Volcano House, P.O., Hawaii 1927
Jeffreys, Harold, M.A. (Cantab.), D.Sc. (Durham), F.R.S. Reader in Geophysics, Cambridge University 1943
Jenness, Dr Diamond, M.A., Division of Anthropology, National Museum of Canada, Ottawa 1941
Keith, Sir Arthur, Kt., M.D., F.R.C.S., LL.D., D.Sc., F.R.S., Buckston Browne Farm, Downe, Farnborough, Kent 1939
Marshall, Sir Guy A. K., C.M.G., F.R.S., 31 Melton Court, Sth. Kensington, London. S.W.7 1933
Mawson, Sir Douglas, B.E., D.Sc., F.R.S., The University, Box 498, Adelaide, South Australia 1920
Mayr, Dr. Ernst, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street. New York 24 1950
Millikan, Professor Robert A., Ph.D., LL.D., Sc.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 1944
Mortensen, Theodor, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Invertebrates of the Zoological Museum, Copenhagen 1927
Murphy, Robert Cushman, Ph.D. (Brown), D.Sc. (San Marcos), Department of Birds, American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A. 1948
Rivett, Sir David, K.C.M.G., M.A., B.Sc. (Oxon), D.Sc. (Melb.), F.R.S., Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Melbourne 1937
Robinson, Sir Robert, Kt., M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., The Dyson Perrins Laboratory, South Park Road, Oxford 1939
Russell, Sir John, D.Sc., F.R.S., Director of Rothamsted Experiment Station, Harpenden 1928
Skottsberg, Professor C., D.Sc., Betaniska Tradgarden, Goteborg, Sweden 1938
Tilley, Dr. C. E., Dept. of Mineralogy and Petrology, Univ. of Cambridge, England 1950
Woods, Henry, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S., Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge 1920
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Former Honorary Members.

Agardh, Dr J. G. 1900
Agassiz, Professor Louis 1870
Andrews, E. C., B.A., F.G.S. 1934
Arber, Dr E. A. Newell 1914
Armstrong, Prof. H. E., F.R.S. 1927
Avebury, Lord, P.C., F.R.S. 1900
Baird, Professor Spencer F. 1877
Balfour, Prof. I. Bayley, F.R.S. 1914
Bateson, Professor W., F.R.S. 1915
Beddard, Dr F. E., F.R.S. 1906
Beneden, Professor J. P. van 1888
Berggren, Dr S. 1876
Bowen, Sir George Ferguson, G.C.M.G. 1873
Brady, Dr G. S., F.R.S. 1906
Bragg, Professor Sir William O.M., K.B.E., F.R.S. 1923
Bruce, Dr W. S. 1910
Butler, Sir Edwin, F.R.S. 1939
Carpenter, Dr W. B., F.R.S. 1883
Chapman, Frederick, A.L.S. 1932
Chree, Dr Charles, F.R.S. 1924
Clarke, Rev. W. B., F.R.S. 1876
Codrington, Rev. R. H., D.D. 1894
Comrie, Dr. L. J. 1945
Curie, Madame Marie 1927
Darwin, Charles, M.A., F.R.S. 1871
Darwin, Sir George, F.R.S. 1909
David, Professor T. Edgeworth, F.R.S. 1904
Davis, J. W. 1891
Davis, Professor W. Morris 1913
Dendy, Dr A., F.R.S. 1907
Diels, Professor L., Ph.D. 1907
Drury, Captain Byron 1870
Eddington, Sir Arthur Stanley, O.M., Kt., F.R.S. 1943
Ellery, R. L. J., F.R.S. 1883
Etheridge, Professor R., F.R.S. 1876
Ettingshausen, Baron von 1888
Eve, H. W., M.A. 1901
Filhol, Dr H. 1875
Finsch, Professor Otto. 1870
Flower, Professor W. H., F.R.S. 1870
Fraser, Sir James G., Kt., O.M., D.C.L., F.R.S. 1920
Garrod, Professor A. H., F.R.S. 1878
Goebel, Professor Dr Carl von 1901
Goodale, Prof. G. L., M.D., LL.D. 1891
Gray, Dr J. E., F.R.S. 1871
Gray, Professor Asa 1885
Gregory, Professor J. W., F.R.S. 1920
Grey, Sir George, K.C.B. 1872
Gunther, Dr A., F.R.S. 1873
Haddon, Dr. A. C., F.R.S. 1925
Haldane, J. S., M.A., M.D., LL.D., F.R.S. 1928
Hall, Sir Alfred D., K.C.B., M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S. 1920
Haswell, Prof. W. A., F.R.S. 1914
Hedley, Charles 1924
Hemsley, Dr W. Botting, F.R.S. 1913
Hill, Sir Arthur W., K.C.M.G., Sc.D., D.Sc., F.R.S. 1928
Hochstetter, Dr Ferdinand von 1870
Hooker, Sir J. D., F.R.S. 1870
Hopkins, Sir Frederick Gowland, O.M., F.R.S. 1937
Howes, G. B., F.R.S. 1901
Huxley, Thomas H., F.R.S. 1872
Jeans, Sir James H., F.R.S. 1929
Klotz, Professor Otto J. 1903
Langley, S. P. 1896
Lindsay, W. L., M.D. 1871
Liversidge, Professor A., F.R.S. 1890
Lotsy, Dr J. P. 1927
Lydekker, Richard, F.R.S. 1896
Lyell, Sir Charles, F.R.S. 1873
Massart, Professor Jean 1916
McCoy, Professor Sir F. 1888
McLauchlan, Robert 1874
Malinowski, Bronislaw, Ph.D. (Cracow), D.Sc. (Lond.) 1936
Massee, George 1900
Masson, Sir D. Orme, F.R.S. 1928
Mellor, J. W., D.Sc. 1919
Meyrick, E., F.R.S. 1907
Milne, J., F.R.S. 1906
Mitten, William, F.R.S. 1895
The Most Noble the Marquis of Normanby 1880
Mueller, Dr Ferdinand von, F.R.S. 1870
Muller, Professor Max, F.R.S. 1878
Newton, Alfred, F.R.S. 1874
Nordstedt, Professor Otto 1890
Owen, Professor Richard, F.R.S. 1870
Pickard-Cambridge, Rev. O. 1873
Richards, Rear-Admiral G. H. 1870
Riley, Professor C. V. 1890
Rolleston, Professor G., M.D., F.R.S. 1875
Ross, Sir Ronald 1929
Rutherford, Lord, F.R.S. 1904
Sars, Professor G. O. 1902
Schmidt, Professor J. 1930
Sclater, Dr P. L., F.R.S. 1875
Seward, Sir Albert, F.R.S. 1928
Sharp, Dr D. 1877
Sharp, R. B., F.R.S. 188 [ unclear: ]
Smuts, Rt. Hon. Field Marshal 1942
Stebbing, Rev. T. R. R., F.R.S. 1907
Stokes, Vice-Admiral J. L. 1872
Tenison-Woods, Rev. J. E. 1878
Thiselton-Dyer, Sir W. T., F.R.S. 1894
Thomson, Prof. Wyville, F.R.S. 1874
Thomson, Sir Arthur 1928
Thomson, Sir William, F.R.S. 1883
Tillyard, R. J., F.R.S. 1935
Wallace, Sir A. R., F.R.S. 1885
Weld, Frederick A 1877
Wilckens, Dr. Otto 1936
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Fellows Of The Royal Society Of New Zealand.

Original Fellows.

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

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

  • § Benham, Sir William Blaxland, K.B.E., M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.Z.S.

  • §*Best, Elsdon.

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

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

  • §*Cockayne, Leonard, C.M.G., Ph.D., F.R.S., F.L.S.

  • §*Easterfield, Sir Thomas Hill, K.B.E., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.I.C., F.G.S.

  • §*Farr, Clinton Coleridge, D.Sc., F.P.S.L., F.R.S.

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

  • §*Hudson, George Vernon, F.E.S.

  • §Kirk, 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 of Nelson, Lord, O.M., D.Sc., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.

  • Segar, Hugh William, M.A.

  • §*Smith, Stephenson Percy, F.R.G.S.

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

  • §Thomas, Sir Algernon Phillips Withiel, K.C.M.G., 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. Date
*Allan, Harry Howard, M.A.,. D.Sc., F.L.S. 1928
Allan, Robin Sutcliffe, M.Sc. (N.Z.), Ph.D. 1940
Andersen, Johannes Carl, M.B.E. 1923
Archey, Gilbert, O.B.E., M.A., D.Sc., F.Z.S. 1932
Askew, Henry Oscar, M.A., Ph.D., D.I.C., F.R.I.C., F.N.Z.I.C., F.C.S. 1939
Barnett, Miles Aylmer Fulton, O.B.E., M.Sc. (N.Z.), Ph.D. (Cantab.) 1947
§*Bartrum, John Arthur, M.Sc. 1928
Beaglehole, Ernest, M.A. (N.Z.), Ph.D., D.Litt. (Lond.) 1947
*Benson, William Noel, B.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.G.S., F.R.G.S. 1926
*Briggs, Lindsay Heathcote, D.Sc. (N.Z.), D.Phil. (Oxon.), F.N.Z.I.C., F.C.S. 1942
§Brown, J. Macmillan, M.A., LL.D. 1925
*Buck, Peter H. (Te Rangi Hiroa), M.D., Ch.B. (N.Z.) 1925
Chalklin, Francis C., D.Sc., Ph.D. (Lond.) 1951
*Cotton, Charles Andrew, D.Sc., A.O.S.M., F.G.S. 1921
*Cunningham, Gordon Herriot, M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. 1929
Curtis, Kathleen M., M.A., D.I.C., D.Sc., F.L.S. 1936
§Denham, Henry George, M.A., D.Sc., Ph.D. 1933
§Donovan, William, M.Sc., F.R.I.C. 1938
Eceles, John C., M.B., B.S. (Meib.), M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon), F.R.S., F.R.A.C.P. 1950
Edson, Norman Lowther, M.B., Ch.B. (N.Z.), Ph.D. (Cantab.) 1948
*Evans, William Percival, M.A., Ph.D., Hon. F.N.Z.I.C. 1930
Falla, Robert Alexander, M.A., D.Sc. 1941
*Finlay, Harold John, D.Sc. 1939

[Footnote] ‡ Past President

[Footnote] * Hector Medallist

[Footnote] § Deceased.

[Footnote] † Hutton Medallist.

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*Forder, Henry George, M.A. (Cantab.) 1947
Frankel, Otto H., D.Agr. (Berlin), M.Agr.Sc. (N.Z.) 1948
Grange, Leslie Issott, D.Sc., A.O.S.M. 1942
Henderson, John, M.A., D.Sc., B.Sc. (in Engineering) 1929
§Hilgendorf, Frederick William, M.A., D.Sc. 1921
*§Holloway, John Ernest, L.Th., D.Sc., F.R.S. 1921
Hutton, Colin Osborne, M.Sc. (N.Z.), Ph.D. (Cantab.), F.G.S. 1945
§Kidson, Edward, O.B.E., M.A., D.Sc. 1931
§Laing, Robert Malcolm, M.A., B.Sc. 1922
Laws, Charles R, D.Sc. 1950
§Maclaurin, James Scott, D.Sc., F.C.S. 1926
*Macleod, Donald Bannerman, M.A., D.Sc. 1935
Marsden, Ernest, C.B.E., M.C., D.Sc., F.R.S. 1922
*Marwick, John, M.A., D.Sc. 1935
Miller, David, M.Sc., Ph.D. 1931
Moore, Lucy Beatrice, M.Sc. (N.Z.) 1947
§Morgan, Percy Gates, M.A., F.G.S., A.O.S.M. 1922
*Oliver, Walter Reginald Brook, D.Sc., F.Z.S. 1927
Ongley, Montague, M.A., B.Sc. (N.Z.) 1948
Page, Robert Owen, D.Sc. (N.Z.), A.R.I.C., F.N.Z.I.C. 1949
§Park, James, Hon.M.Inst.M.M.Lond., F.G.S. 1921
§Philpott, Alfred, F.E.S. 1930
Powell, Arthur William Baden 1940
Rigg, Sir Theodore, M.A., M.Sc., F.R.I.C. 1932
*Robertson, Philip W., M.A., M.Sc. (N.Z.), M.A. (Oxon), Ph.D. (Leipzig), F.N.Z.I.C. 1950
Salmon, John Tenison, D.Sc. (N.Z.), A.R.P.S., F.R.E.S. 1949
Seelye, Frederick Thomas, A.O.S.M. 1944
Shorland, Francis B., M.Sc. (N.Z.), Ph.D., D.Sc. (L'pool), F.N.Z.I.C. 1951
Simpson, George 1949
*Skinner, Henry Devenish, M.A., D.Sc. 1927
Smith, Lucy May (née Cranwell), M.A., F.L.S. 1944
§Smith, William Herbert Guthrie 1924
§*Sommerville, Duncan McLaren Young, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.E., F.R.A.S. 1922
Soper, Frederick George, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Wales), F.R.I.C., F.N.Z.I.C., F.A.N.Z.A.A.S. 1949
§Stead, Edgar F. 1948
§Tillyard, Robin John, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., F.L.S., F.E.S. 1924
*Turner, Francis John, D.Sc., F.G.S. 1938
Whitehead, Hugh R., D.Sc. (Leeds), A.R.I.C. 1950
*§Williams, Herbert William, Rt. Rev. Bishop, M.A., Litt.D. 1923