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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20

Appendix A

Appendix A.

"Report of the Curator of the South Australian Institute Museum on the progress of the Museum during the year ending 30th September, 1872.

"To the Board of Governors of the South Australian Institute.

"Gentlemen—In laying this annual report before you I regret to state that the progress made this year has not been so favourable as might have been wished on account of the funds available for Museum purposes being insufficient for the purchase of such specimens of natural history peculiar to this province as are valuable desiderata to other Museums with which I am in correspondence, and from which considerable additions might have been made by mutual exchanges.

"The principal additions made to the collection by exchanges consist of a choice selection of beautiful birds typical of genera peculiar to South America, and an interesting collection of reptilia from the same country, received from the Royal Museum at Berlin; a small collection of humming birds from Mr, Gould; various specimens of rare reptilia and a fine specimen of the newly-described amphibian Ceratodus Fosterii from the Australian Museum, Sydney; page 6 various specimens from the Public Museum, Melbourne, and elsewhere; also a valuable addition is daily expected to arrive from the Royal Museum, Hobart Town, comprising among several other rarities from Tasmania a skeleton and two skins of the native tiger.

"The subject of the absolute necessity of more suitable Museum accommodation having been already so frequently brought before the public renders it unnecessary for me to comment on this matter further than by stating it is much to be lamented that the progress of so useful and popular an institution should be so long retarded, especially as the utility of Museums is now so generally acknowledged as an important agent in national education.

"Special thanks are due to Mr. R. Jagoe, who has on various occasions kindly given the use of one of his boats for trawling, and to Mr. A. Molineux for the use of his trawl net, by which means many valuable additions have been made to our collection of fishes from St. Vincent's Gulf, duplicate specimens of which have been forwarded to the Count F. de Castelnau, Melbourne, who is now engaged on a work on Australian fishes, and has described from among those received by him several quite new to science.

"The Museum continues to be well frequented by the public.

"I now beg on behalf of the Governors of the Institute to return thanks to the following ladies and gentlemen to whom the Museum is much indebted for their donations:—
Mrs. Kreusler, Gawler River Messrs. A. Fisher G. Francis
Mrs. Spall, Oulnina —French, Auckland,
Miss A. Laurie, Port L. Giles
Elliot W. Gower
Miss Warland, Green W. Guilds, York
hill Hotel
Dr. Gibbs, Taupo, N.Z. C. F. Gunther
Dr. Mayo, J.P. A. Hall, jun., Port
Dr. Muecke, Tanunda E. Hallack
Dr. Peel J. Hart, Port Elliot
Dr. Schomburgk, J.P. H. Heuzenroeder
Captain P. Dixon T. Hodges
Captain Heslop T. W. J. Horsey
Inspector Searcy W. Hunter
Sub-Inspector Foelsche, J. Jacob, Cherry
Northern Territory Gardens
Sergeant-Major Saunders T. D. Jackson, Norwood
Corporal John Shaw R Jagoe, sen,
Messrs. A. Abrahams R. Jagoe, Semaphore
J. Acraman J. Jewry
H. L. Aldersey A. G. Johnston, Balhannah
J. M. Anderson, N.Adelaide R. Keene, Liverpool
W. Bednall W. Kempster
D. Bilney, Kangarilla C. Kruger, Freeling
R. Black G. Laughton
H. Bonnard W. Lawrence
T. Bowern W. Legrand, Hobart
T. W. Brazier, Sydney Town
M. Symonds Clark F. W. Lindrum
J. M, Daniel W. F. Loutit
—Dawbiney, Somaphore G. McEwin, Glen Ewin
C. L. Dubois W. McIntyre, Port
J. Ewens, Blanchetown Lincoln
T. W. McKecknie
H. Evans T. Maldon
J. C. Ferguson, Port D. Malohney
Messrs. J. Masters Messrs. W. Renou,
T. Masters Burnside
A. Molineux Edwin Rowe, Bowden
E. Montgomery, Julian Schomburgk
Moonta J. A. Schrader
J. H. Morphett T. D. Smeaton
G. Moseley G. Smith, Beaumont
J. Newman. Port J. L. Stapleton, N.
H. Nootnagel Territory
Johannes Odewahn, W. Gordon Stewart
Gawler River J. Stuckey
W. Odewahn Tassie & Co., Port
J. Page, Mitcham Augusta
S. Pearce Otto Tepper, Moonato
W. J. Peterswald W. Tumor, Port
E. Phillips, Port J. Vivian
P. D. Prankerd, sen. E. Wentzel
—Prankerd, jun. C. A. Wilson
—Pym S. White, Reedbeds
—Raymond, Yardea J.D.Woods
—I have the honour to be, Gentlemen,

Your most obedient servant


F. G. Waterhouse, C.M.Z.S., Curator.