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AIM Ann Report 1915 to 1916 23 Parcel of New Zealand Shells, collected at Lake Takapuna:—Miss E. M. Haselden. Cuttle-fish (Sepioteuthia), stranded in the Manukau Harbour:—E. V. W. Pearse. Young Cuttlefish (Sepioteuthis), stranded at Waipiro Bay:—W. O'Ryan. Specimens of I'an/phanta Hochstetteri and allied species, collected in N.W. Nelson :—Gordon Field. Foreign Shells collected at Cape Leeuwin, Australia, with some New Zealand species from Mataora Beach, VVailii:—Miss Devereux. Puriri Moth (Hcpialus virescens) :—P. Ansell; J. Dempsey. Hair-worms (Gordius sp.):—G. Rigg. Fine specimen of llcodictyon cibarium:—Miss Gibbons. Fossil Shark's teeth; limestone with copper pyrites:—W. B. Upton. Various Volcanic Bombs, dug up in levelling the Outer Domain, Auckland:—Mr. Pearson. Specimen of Molybdenite:—Col. Boscawen. Numerous specimens of spherulitic Rhyolite from Paku, Tairua:—G. Cory-Wright. Uncoiled Ammonite from Mangamuka, Hokianga:—Mr. Yarborougli. Remarkable Volcanic Bomb found at Onehunga:—H. Siebert. Green Chalcedony:—Mrs. Puckey. Large Block of Sulphur from White Island:—W. D. Grant. Agates, Carnelians, Chalcedony, etc., from Coromandel:—Mr. Bramley. Collection of Minerals from Waihi and Waikino:—W. Smith. Two Specimens of Native Arsenic from Coromandel:—W. A. Given. Grey Collection of Maori and Foreign Ethnography containing 507 numbers:—Deposited under special agreement with the Auckland City Council. Large Carved Gateway, or Waharoa, 21ft. in height, formerly standing at Te Koutou, Lake Okataina, and nearly 100 years old:—Purchased from the Maori owners. Five Albatross Hooks from Te Kaha, East Cape; Carved Sternpost of canoe; Ancient House Carving; Greenstone poria:—Purchased. Two carved heads of Canoes built to fight the Ngapuhi in retaliation for those killed in the capture of Totara I'a, Thames Valley. Many years ago came into possession of the late Mr. John White, author of the "Ancient History of the Maori," in which one of the heads is figured (vol. 2, p. 120) :—Purchased from Mrs. White. Transverse board from Figure-head of Canoe; Figure-head of small river Canoe; Bone Manaia, formerly the property of the Chief Wiremu Potene; Woven basket used for serving up food, and called Rourou; Stone adze found on the summit of Mount Roskill; Lid of eel-trap found in a drain at Awataha, Shoal Bay:—Presented by G. Graham. Carved stone found on a hill at Trvphcna, Great Barrier Island:—G. S. Nairn. Rough stone pounder; fishing weight; both found at Tauranga:— W. R. B. Oliver. Two kits covered with kiwi feathers, obtained at Taupo:—Mrs. H. Haines. Carved Burial Chest of unique design:—Purchased. Twist tobacco, as manufactured by the Maoris for their own use:—W. Allen.