The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of South Australia. Vol. xiv. Part II. 8vo. Pp. 205. Adelaide. December, 1891. [Presented by the Society.]
The second part of Volume xiv. of this Society's Proceedings opens with a continuation of Mr. E. Meyrick's paper on "Descriptions of New Australian Lepidoptera." This is followed by a Paper dealing with the water-supply of the Broken Hill mines, by Mr. S. Dixon, who submits two estimates of the cost of utilising the water for the mines at Broken Hill, both of which provide for the delivery of one million gallons a day in the mines, the distance being taken at twenty-six miles. The Rev. Louis Schulze contributes an interesting account of the aborigines of the Upper and Middle Finke River, their habits and customs, together with notes on the physical and natural history features of the country; which is followed by a collection of geological notes on the watershed of the Finke River, which takes its rise in the ranges near the centre of Australia, by Mr. C. Chewings. Professor R. Tate is responsible for the following four Papers: "Note on the Silurian Fossils of the Upper Finke River Basin; " "Descriptions of New Species of Australian Mollusca, Recent and Fossil; " "A Second Supplement to a List of the Lamellibranch and Palliobranch Mollusca of South Australia," and a "Bibliography and Revised List of the described Echinoids of the Australian Eocene, with Descriptions of some New Species." The issue is completed by the following papers: "Note on a Volcanic Ash from Tanna," by Professor Rennie and Mr. E. F. Turner; " Further Notes on the Habits and Anatomy of Notoryctes Typhlops," by Dr. Stirling; "Further Notes on Australian Coleoptera," by Rev. T. Blackburn; "Description of a New Species of Fabularia," by Mr. M. C. Schlumberger; "The Foraminifera of the Older Tertiary, No. 2 Kent Town Bore, Adelaide, and Muddy Creek," by Mr. W. Howchin.
New South Wales: Department of Lands.—Stations determined Astronomically in connection with Trigonometrical Survey. 8vo. Pp. 16. Sydney. 1892. (Price 1s.) [Presented by the Department of Lands.]
Frequent inquiry having been made for particulars of the stations in New South Wales, the positions of which have been found by astronomical page 471 observation, they have been printed in a handy form for convenience of reference by the Department of Lands. The observations for longitude have all been made by measurement of the difference of longitude between the station and the Sydney Observatory, the method employed being, with one exception, by transmission of electro-telegraphic signals. A considerable amount of useful information is embodied in the work, which has been prepared under the direction of Mr. E. Twynam, Chief Surveyor, and Director of Trigonometrical Surveys, and contains a map of the Colony, upon which the relative positions of the stations are indicated by blue circles with numbers attached, which correspond to those which appear in the letterpress.
Records of the Geological Survey of New South Wales. Vol. ii. Part IV. Sm. 4to. Pp. 45. Sydney. 1892. (Price 1s. 6d.) [Presented by the Department of Mines.]
Five papers form the contents of this issue of the Records of the New South Wales Geological Survey, and comprise (1) " Notes on Experiments with the Munktell Chlorination Process at Bethanga, Victoria," by E. F. Pittman; (2) "On the General Geology of the South Coast, with Petrological Notes on the Intrusive Granites and their Associated Rocks around Moruya, Mount Dromedary, and Coburgo," by William Anderson; (3) "Descriptions of Four Madreporaria Rugosa: Species of the Genera Phillipsastrœa, Heliophyllum, and Cyathophyllum," by R. Etheridge, Jim.; (4) "The Cave Shelters near Wollombi, in the Hunter River District," by P. T. Hammond; and (5)" Idiographic Rock-Carvings of the Aborigines at Flat Rocks, near Manly," by R. Etheridge, Jun. These papers, which contain a considerable amount of interesting information, are illustrated by nine well-executcd plates.
Dale, Philip, and Haviland, Cyril.—Voices from Australia. 12mo. Pp. 288. London. Swan, Sonnenschein & Co. 1892. Price 5s. [Presented by the Publishers.]
This is a collection of poems dealing chiefly with pictures of Australian life and scenery, and written by Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Haviland, the latter being better known as Philip Dale. Many of them possess a considerable gift of expression, and the volume is a welcome addition to the poetic literature of Australia.