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EXHIBITION NOTES.

The president leaves for Auckland on July J. A novel suggestion was made in a letter to the Christchurch Commissioners by Mr H. O. Forbes, curator of Christchurch Museum. It was to the effect that an anthropometrical court should be opened at the Exhibition, by moans of which the measurement, etc., of our New Zealand settlers could be ascertained. At Home, On the occasion of the Indian and Colonial Exhibition, Mr Forbes mentions that this portion of the Exhibition was exceedingly popular, and not only so, but extremely useful in the advancement of anthropological knowledge, The Committee have beta promised subscriptions lip to L3OO. At a meeting of the Oamaru Local Committee it was considered that two bays would not be sufficient for the exhibits from tho district, as the Woollen Factory Company’s exhibits would occupy a bay. Dr De Latour said he had arranged for a collection of minerals from Mr Isdale ; Mr Everiss, of Duntroon, would send a collection of precious stones peculiar to the district; and a collection of fish, stuffed and in spirits, would be exhibited by tho Acclimatisation Society. Collections of statistics would be prepared by Mr W. 11. 8. Roberts and the speaker, and Mr Forrester would help to arrange aud classify mineral exhibits.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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