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New Zealanders and Science


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Lord Rutherford Frontispiece
From the oil painting by Oswald Birley, reproduced here by permission of the Management Committee of the National Art Gallery, Wellington.
Sir Joseph Banks facing page 10
This engraving was made by W. Dickinson from the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds and was first published in June 1774.
The Whitcombe Pass 36
From an original painting by Sir Julius von Haast, now in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. Besides the Whitcombe pass, the sketch shows Louper Peak on the left, the Louper stream in the centre, and Mount Martius on the right. It is one of the best examples of von Haast's topographical drawings.
Ranunculus Insignis on Mount Hector 36
From a photograph by H. Farmer McDonald.
F. W. Hutton 60
From a photograph published in The New Zealand Journal of Science, January 1885. page xii
Two Sketches By J. W. Mellor facing Page 114
The figure on the left of the upper sketch, The Maori Salutation, is Mellor himself. The lower sketch, entitled The First Technical Association in Quest of Knowledge (Period 1690), is explained by this caption: 'Messrs. Elers took extreme precautions to preserve their supposed secrets of manufacture . . . and they tried in every way to protect themselves against the inquisitiveness of neighbouring potters.—Rise and Progress of the Staffordshire Potteries.' Both these illustrations and the caption are taken from Mellor's Uncle Joe's Nonsense: A Medley of Fun and Philosophy (1934).
Leonard Cockayne 120
Cockayne is shown inspecting tussock (poa litorosa) on Ewing island, Auckland group. This photograph by S. Page is reproduced by permission of the Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
A. C. Gifford 136
From a photograph by Miss Ruth Fletcher, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington.
A Land-Form Change From Cotton's Geomorphology of New Zealand 144
This diagram is redrawn from a figure by the late Professor W. M. Davis.