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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE INDUSTRIAL EXPIIBITION.

To the ladies on the Committee of the Bazaar in aid of the funds for building a new church for the Church of England at Dunedin the first attempt at an Industrial Exhibition in New Zealand js dne; and the committee, who in.obedience to their request, undertook the duty of carrying out their wishes, met for the first time on the 4th of November. The bazaar taking place on the 16th of December, it was necessary the exhibition should open on the same day. The interval, less than six weeks, was far too short to expect a complete exposition of "the natural and manufactured products " even of Otago, much less of New Zealand. Sensible of this, lhe committee intended this exhibition to be a mere annexe to the bazaar, and included in it labor saving machines and articles of vertu, from whatever country; but the idea was received with so much favor by the public, and attracted so much attention in all the other provinces, that the chief embarrassment of the committee was to fiud a proper place for the reception of the numerous and valuable articles promised, and they con3dently hope to see held here in the ensuing year an exhibition worthy of the whole colony, and which shall truly represent the progress and resources of New Zealand generally.

Haying thus explained the origin of the exhibition, it is hardly necessary to say no arrangements could be made or contemplated for awarding judgment on the comparative merits of the articles exhibited.

The committee must therefore confine themselves to grouping and enumerating the contributions they received.

Beginning with the other Provinces, they have to acknowledge from Southland— Garnet sand and various specimens of interesting rocks. Bricks (from Waikawi) Lime stone( from New River.) A large atid fine crystal picked up on the Bluff road, and cut and set in gold in Melbourne ; exhibited by Mr Chalmers. Grey and black granites from.the Bluff, exhibited by, Mr Hughes and Mr Green. A collection of wools in the grease, fully described, exhibited by Mr Scott. Handwashd wool irom Messrs Crowther and Co , fellmongers, Inyercargill, exhibited by Mr Pearson. The Syenitic granites exhibited from the Bluff Harbor, are among the best building material yet found in the Middle Island, and will undoubtedly come .into speedy use. From Canterbury, samples of drain tiles, flourpots, bricks, roofing 'tiles,' and fire bricks, marked and priced, testifying both to the excellence of the clay and workmanship, were sent by Messrs Jackson and Bishop; of Christchurch, from their pottery. Messrs J. OUivier and Son, of Christchurch, sent coal from the Grey River ; the Kowai Company samples of coal from their mines in Canterbury ; and samples of the River Don coal, used in the Aldinga, were contributed by Capt. M'Lean. These coals, with others submitted by the Government, are being analysed by Dr Hector, Provincial Geologist. From Mr T. Ritchie, of Lyttelton, were received samples of New Zealand flax, prepared by machinery which he has recently patented. Wellington was represented by several specimens of polished wood, and a small collection of rocks exhibited by Mr Vogel. Mr Cookeroft exhibited samples of Wellington leather, of his own manufacture. From Nelson there were specimens of the Dun Mountain chi-ome ore, and of preparations from it, exhibited by Mr Vogel. Taranaki was represented by cutlery, made in London, from steel obtained from the black iron sand, so abundant in that province. : From all the Provinces the Committee received assurances of sympathy, and of regret that the shortness of the notice prevented their taking the part they desired in the Exhibition; and from Auckland was expressed the hope that an annual exhibition changing from one province to another, would be held of New Zealand products. Turning to Otago, the only difficulty is to confine a notice ol the various articles within the limits of a necessarily, brief report. Giving the preference to those of commercial interest, both in manufactures and art, they find a collection of eighteen photographs, illustrative of the progress of Dunedin between 1849 and 1862, sent by Mr Meluish, of Princes-street. Messrs M'Kellar and Co, of the Octagon, contributed, a^ colored lithograph of the Uew Church, executed by v them from the designs of the architect, Mr Abbott, together with other specimensqf their workman-, ■ship. Messrs Fergusson,andMitcheli. of Princesstreet, sent specimens of card engraving, a new map of Southland,, and engravings of Shakspeare and_ Robert Burns. ,;Mr, David Taylor^ol Prmces-slreet,south,exhibited ajarge and boldly carved, bracket and, a smaller carving of the N frame containing^ Mr Meek's ■pen and ink drawing of the Atlas of Australia.; Handsome specimens of polished woods, in:eluding - tutu, moko, broad-leaf^ tptara, toothrleaved 'aster, knots ; of ; brpad-rleaf red ' mapu, pepper tree, cedar, f red .pine, manuka, and ft'.jtree, in all, fourteen pieces,, itogether, with; ;seven;. jarnplej bottlea- oi' varnish, were sent by Mr H.,. Brun--deH,v: French . Polisher,: of ,\ Cargill-strcet. Mcifenwick of 3ioray.P;iac,e, r coutsibuted^wp finer pieces gf !pblisbe.4ixe^jft?ne,: and ajred-pine box made by Mr Fenwick was Vxhibit^d by

M^E.P. Kenyph. Prom Mr Hill, of Rattrayi?Weet,/,tti^y;.Vi%eive4,'foTir ; beautiful pieces of polished kauri, some yellow' 'wood brooches, and a large and hadsome inlaid table, made by him; from Xevv"'Zealand woods of different kinds. A very handsome intaid card tab]e,maile by Mr Lemon, oLOamaru, was exhibited by Mr Dansey, and four pieces of polished red and black pine were sent..by Messrs Bullock, and Walker from their saw mills at- Stewart's Island. The Wellington ' specimens before alluded to as exhibited by Mr Vogel were kowai, honey-suckle, tptara and knot,.alu jotahgi, rimu knot, blaclc inacri, and aki; aki. A polished specimen of theeurj'bea was shown by Mr Buchanan of the Geological Department, as one of the. cabinet woods of Ora^o, together with a longitudinal and transverse section of a. tree fern. A small, very creditable inlaid cabinet niade of New Zealand woods, was received from Mr Thomas Dickson, of Ratiray-street, and very pretty boxes of New Zealand wood from Mrs Inverarity with two sconces and from Mr Douglas." -: '■ ' The display, of woods was a marked feature of the Exhibition, and with more ample notice could-eyidently be made highly creditable to the colony. MrFeger, of .Caversham, exhibited two large chimney pieces, a handsome carving, small obelisk, pipe, and other objects as samples of stone from his'Caversham Quarry in its natural state, and after induration by the bitumenising process. Mr George Matthews, of the Dunedin Nursery Gardens, sent a collectiou of native plants in pots, and of native seeds. A variety of lichens was contributed by Mr Smith ; and an interesting collection of New Zealand birds, prepared by Mr Lea, was exhibited by Mr W. Carr Young. .' Mr J. Gillies contributed carrageen or Irish moss, obtained by him from the coast near the mouth of the Tokomairiro. Of saddle^, two excellent specimens of their manufacture were exhibited by Messrs Fraser and Granger, of High-street. Mr Switzer, of Princes-street, exhibited various. well-made boots, including a pair of Wellingtons with buttoned sides of' his own invention; also three kangaroo skins. He also sent two enormous holy thistles of only three .months growth. Soap and candles of very good quality were exhibited by Messrs Cameron and Thompson, from their manufactory iv Great King street. Of Dunedin ale there were two hogsheads, both evidently popular from the numerous tasters—the one from Messrs Richardson and Booth, of Well Park Brewery; the other from Messrs Marshall and Copeland, of the Water of Leith Brewery. Froni Messrs Duncan and Young, of Rat-tray-street, were received bread made by them from Otago wheat, and also flour from which the bread was made. Mr Murison. ot'Rattray street, exhibited bread from his bakery. Mr Walter Wright, of Rattray-street, also contributed specimens of bread from his bakery, including some Charla, a variety of Jewish bread. Good bricks were exhibited by Messrs. Warwick and Clarke, from their Caversham brick-fields; also, by Mr. Andrews, of Dunedin, Messrs. Gartshore and Burton, of Arthur-street, and by Mr. Arlidge, of Great King-street, from their kilns. Mr. H. Farley sent from Anderson's Bay excellent flooringtiles, drain pipes, bricks, and ventilating tiles, made by Mr. V\ r. Hodgkinson. Mr. Lambert, near the Water of Leith, exhibited octagonal and other tiles of equally good quality. Some small earthenware boxes and other pottery of superior make and finish, were also sent by Mr. "Farley from the pottery at Anderson's Bay. Of building stone, samples obtained about three miles from Moeraki, were contributed by Mr Swyer, Provincial Engineer. Blocks from Waikava, by Mr. E. Simpson, and from Moeraki, by Mr. Rich ; a handsome urn and plinth, . interesting as exhibiting the various stones used in the construction of the new church, from Caversham, Look-out Point, and Dunedin, was exhibited and manufactured by Mr. M'Kay, of the church works. The whole of the stone was well worthy of notice—thit from Waikava especially so from its apparent hardness and durability. Mr. John Roberts, of Princes-street, exhibited various diagrams of machines patented by him in Manchester. They consisted of a self-acting vertical boring machine, self-acting planing-niachine to cut both ways and in all the angles, apparatus for chambering holes after drilling for blasts, and a patent winch— the latter two being accompanied by models; a self-acting boring and turning-lathe was also exhibited by Mr. Roberts. A complete set of teeth, set in vulcanite, was sent by Mi*. A. Boot, of Princes-street. Of jewellery the display was very attractive. The exhibitors were Mr Beverly, of Princesstreet ; Mr E. Jones, of Princes-street; and Messrs Hogg and Beaver, of Rattray and Princes-streets. The cases included some most creditable specimens of work in New Zealand gold. Mr E. Jonei also sent a rough diamond with a microscope for its examination, and Mr Beverly a fine clock with a lever movement patented by Mr Robertson of his establishment. New Zealand flax was exhibited by Mr Bengt Hokanson, of Dimedin, prepared by hand process by himself. Some fine specimens chemically prepared by Mr Carter were exhibited by Mr Dewe, and some from Mr Morly by Mr W. Carr Young. All the specimens were good, and encourage a hope that this abundant textile may yet be turned to profitable account. A specimen of prepared cabbage tree fibre was also exhibited by Mr Johnson. _ Black currant wine from fruit grown near the Octagon was exhibited by Mr Peter Cunninghaine, of George-street. '."Of leather the exhibition contained samples of crop, grain, and kip, from Messrs J. Clark and Co, of Melbourne; of, grain, crop, kip, and yearling, from Messrs Lambert and Co, of Melbourne; of crop from Mr Vrekery, of Sydney; from Mr Brearly, of Geelong; and from Mr Cookcroft, of Wellington, Sheepskin basils by Messrs'Reardon and Brook, of Melbourne, were also exhibited through Mr Switzer. OfOtago wool there were but two samples. j Chance fleeces'taken from. the bin, of 10 months' old lambs, from Messrs Clapco'tt Brothers, of Popotunoa, which fully account for these gentleman haying; obtained the highest price tor wool during the last 2 years. Also, wool in the . grease, received,, from Mr ; . Barton, of Waitaki., . \ ; Of gold the display was good. Ingots5 of Dunstari and Wetherstone gold, from the Bank of New South {Wales, and nuggets from the! Arrow, River, from Mrs M'Gregor. A fine specimen of Victorian quartz .from Mr Cantrell.. Nuggets; and gold froiii. the Union Bank, and dust and washdirt froni yanbiiis contributors, -were exhibited. In addition to ttiese, tlie Committee had' a gold octohedron, constructe.d to represent .in the natural/crystallineform of the!metal; thebuik'of the gold (about; jB60,00p;• pqnces) .pbtsliried from the; Ojtago, gojd fields; durrag ; the sixteen ntoHtHs' that Have elapsed since th^ir'ffrst discovery: A'sample of cinnabar, the '"[ 'ove'M :: quicksilver,' discovered1; in. the, Dunstari Range* by Mr &eter Glenciiy^ >vasexhibited by'Dr llecfor.' v? ~ JTfom Mjr $>eyi% of Toko"mairjroy excellent1 ■ keeping'seedling ajiples%ere received? '^ ?i vilS

1 • Mr Hardy, of Helensbrook, also sent some ' somel sacks^of-fine- wheat and, oats, They were well; described:: . ', " •■••;■■ No I—Red straw white wheat: yield"44* ■ottshels-.to- theaore; -weight <36£ lbs per at?l 2~Brown white wheat; vidd 41 f bushels; weight 67 lbs per bushel. * No 3~-Oat s; average yield of twolre acres, 52 bushels to the acre; weight 461i.s per bushel. . » ... of fine quality was also received through Messrs Duncan and Youn?, from rMrtfames Shand or West Taicri, and Mr Small of the Clatha. The whole of these sampfe* prove in the most satisfactory manner the capabilities of Olago for die culture of either wheat or oat?. Tobacco, of Victorian, growth, was exhibited by Messrs A. C. Kees and Co. of Staf-ford-street. • True and false tin sancJ, black sand, and auriferous quartz, were also received from Victoria,-as...well-as. garnets and zircon, from the Highlay gold fields in Otago. A cake of considerable dimensions, and tastefully ornamented, was sent by Mr Gray, confectioner, of Rattray-street. " " The architectural designs.'contributed to the Exhibition were the first Presbyterian church, Dunedin, and Benevolent Asylum, and original designs for. cottages, houses, &c, by Mr R A. Lawsoii. Several original designs with water color and sepia drawings of the sea baths St. Kilda St Mary's chapel, Ortou, and Chalmer's church' Melbourne, contributed by Mr David Ross. A competition design, and a water color drawing of Mr Mansford's house, Tokomairiro, by Messrs Monson and Vahland. A very fine water color drawing of the bridge over the Saltwater River ? Melbourneai)d Williamstown Railways Palatial staircase, and of the Church and schools, St Kilda, designed and drawn by Mr C. It. Swver, Provincial Engineer, were, exhibited by that gentleman. Mr Greenfield exhibited designs of the new Custom House now in course of construction in Dunedin, and of Messrs R. B. Martin and Co!s. new stores, in High-street. The collection exhibited by Dr Hector, the Provincial Geologist, consisted partly of a series of foreign, minerals which were purchased by him in London at the request of the Otago Government to form the nucleus of a Museum, and partly of a selection from the specimens already accumulated during the progress of the Geological survey of the* Province. . The first mentioned collection is a full and typical series of all the more important minerals and rocks, especially adapted for the lecture room or museum of reference. They may be described in the order in Avhich they were arranged for exhibition, the arrangemen adopted being of entirely a practical character, no strictly scientific system being thought advisable. First in order was quartz and its several varieties, such as rock crystal a^ate chalcedony, and jasper, comprising numerous specimens. Next followed the Mlicates of the earthy bases, in which class were to be found those minerals which enter so largely into the composition of rock masses such as feldspar, mica chlorite, hornblende, augite,&c, and others which are only occasionally met with, such as the various zeolites (natrolite, phrenite, &c), olivine, asbestos, and garnets. These were followed by a class comprehending the salts ofthe alkaline earths, amongst which might be observed several sub.vtances remarkable for the perfection of their crystaline form, we may instance the carbonate of lime—or double refracting spar, the floride of calcium or fluor spar, whose cubical crystals were well exhibited, and the sulphates of baryta atrontia and lime. The minerals belonging to this class are well worthy of study, as they enter very largely into, the composition of mineral lodes or veins, ami are often indicative of the presence of certain metallic ores. Next in order were arranged under the metal which they contained—iron, zinc, manganese, nickel and cobalt, copper, silver, mercury, arsenic, antimony and bismuth, each represented by specimens of these important ores, together with some of their more rare combinations— interesting in a mineralogical point of view. The next class was of a very miscellaneous nature, including minerals containing some of the rare elements,, such as uranium, titanium, lithium, &c. As many of these substances are becoming of great use in the arts, and as they frequently present no very strikiug appearance to call attention to them, their characters should be carefully observed. This . collection was closed by the inflammable minerals, such as bitumen,, mineral pitch, varieties of coal, &c, and by a series of rock specimens. The collection of minerals was accompanied by a complete set of models of crystaline forms, arranged according to the six systems into .which crystals have been divided. It is to be regretted that want of space prevented these from being appropriately distributed amongst the specimens, so as at a glance to show the various forms which each mineral naturally assumes. : Besides this collection of minerals, an interesting series of the marine tertiary fossils of Victoria was also exhibited. These were further illustrated by a series of beautiful photographs executed by Mr Richard Daintree, of the Victorian Geological Survey. The local collection consisted of a named and classified series of the rocks of the Prorince, including all the varieties of schist, quartz, basalts, sandstones, limestones, and other rocks, which have as yet been examined. Also a complete series of the lignite or brown coals which occur so abundantly throughout the Province, each specimen having been sub-, jected to chemical analysis. The ancient lire of the province was also illustrated by a series of fossils from the tertiary rocks, which may be divided into two great groups, the newer and the older. The newer including main beds, such as the Caversham sandstone, the Oamaru limestone, &c.; and. the older consisting of strata, containing both fresh water and marine forms indicating an esturine period. The coal formations are ! found in this series.; ■ .These, fossils-were further represented by some, excellent photographs which may serve asa.specimen ofthe manner in which it is intended to illustrate ami render popular the work. of. the Geological Survey. There was, ; also a very .interesting collection of minerals ; obtained from the Pun Mountain in Nelson, which were presepted to the Survey by James i Hill,?J3sq.. . , :■ -.. ,;.. /"..;■ . , ..The:geological structure of the Province was also very clearly exemplified by a.series of unpublished geological sections, and by a large jdUagramatic section of the country from Tokomaitirp. >to Tuapeka, intended to illustrate the general relations of the various gold drifts, -and the. kinds of mining at present in operation on the Otago Gold Fields. , There was also a-complete: collection of alt the. varieties.of gold, and bladk sand, -which have, been^meti.witii in the jirovince, iSonis of tUe,-sand;containing/ >small; ) fragments of zircon;: garnet^ :and perhapsi sninebruby,, ~ I The rarer, and more,obscure. icrn?,lycopq- :- diumsiaud other plants of .the, neighbourhood ; were well;represented hy,a eeries pj\spi<cimcnp, mounted^inidinamed.by Mr,Buchanan who is connected with the Suryey,; and living, mens of;:many .o£ the ;^ojtvenug]shVubs aj.d ; tbresfotreeSi&twthe: <li§trjcfe ; j.\y^e arranged; in^ uhe,teiit":ftt;tUe baickofith^b^Uding/alsp care. /fully named,! wr.&iz -r,,r;-.'l'^f- v'

Tile instruments used by scientific travellers were likewise exhibited by Dr. Hector. Among these were, apparatus foe ascertaining the boiling point of water at different eleva° tions, and a complete Alpine set of meteorological instruments by Ca-ella of London. Also walking-stick gun of improved construction, and adapted for the use of naturalists, invented by Mr Charlesworth of the Museum of Natural History at York.

Mr Swyer, the Provincial Engineer, sent % very interesting plan, and four glass tubes, illustrating the borings of Bell Hill—(he whole to scale, and the tubes containing specimens oi the actual strata penetrated, which were further shown in the contents of a number ot bottle.s.

Specimens of lignite from Shag Point, from the Clutha, Tokomairiro, and Saddle Hill, were exhibited. That from Tokomairiro, exhibited by Mr Hardy originally weighed 7 cwt in one block. -

Some New Zealand ferns were sent by Dr Hocken.

Of domestic labor-saving machinery there were the fire engine, from Captain Rees, D.V.F.B. From Mr J. J. Cragg, of Princes' street, patent knife cleaners by different makers, coffee mills, sausage meat cutters and fillers, thermometer and other churns, cheese press, churns, washing board, and a washing wringing, and mangling machine, by Bradford. Messrs Sorley and Samuel, of Princesstreet, exhibited two patent lever taps for water casks, and a ball washing machine. Mrs Gantrell contributed an ingenious carpet sweeping machine. Of sewing machines two of Singer's were exhibited by Messrs Stanford and Co., Princes-street, one being at work • one of Wheeler and Wilson's at work, by Mrs Wilson, of George-street; and one of Thomas's, by Mr Gilbert, of the Octagon. Me-srs Tickle and Co, sent a post-hole au"-er and an American horse hoe. Mr Gilbert a Bradford's wringing and mangling machine. Mr Benjamin Smith, a long-torn and pump, and a portable water-closet. A new goldsaving machine, invented by Mr Wilcox, was sent by Messrs J. C. Campbell and Co. and by Mr Eccles, Kent's knife cleaner, Griffiths' compound agitator, Munroe's rotary, and an Archimedean egg whisk, Kent's triturating strainer, Steven's bread-making machine, and an apple parer, corer, and slicer, and a parer only. Altogether the display was of much interest, especially in a country where labor is not only dear but not always at command. in addition to the contributors included in the foregoing list, the Committee have to thank those who kindly lent articles oFvertu— paintings, water colors, engravings, and the other objects of interest with which the Exhibition was so well filled. They regret that the scope of this report will not permit them to do more than express their grateful thanks for the assistance they have received, and to make the following brief summary of contributions:—

Australian birds : Mr Armstrong. Stereographs of Dunedin and of New Zealand bush scenery : Mr Lustk. Maori mats, Fiji dresses, and bracelet of wood from Mount of Olives : Mr T. Dick. Fiji spears and weapons : Dr Nelson. Maori canoe, ornaments, relics, and images : The Government.

Modd of steam engine: Mr R. Gillies. Model of steam engine : Mr Davidson. Bronzes from Ilerculaneum. ivory Tazza of Dieppe work, travertin from the temples at Pcestnm : Mr Ecele?. Apparatus used by naturalists for deep sea dredging : Dr Hector. A line oil painting of the steamship Aldinga, off the Solander, painted by Capt. Robertson : Capt. .Robertson. Steamer Pirate in Port Chalmers, 1859 painted by Capt. Robertson : Mr Carrick. "Water colors of Dunedin from Grahamstreet, and of town belt of Dunedin from ditto by R. S. Kelly : Mr Hodjrkins. ' Photograph of Melbourne aud Hobson's Bay Railway Company's pier, do of stern wheel steamer Settler, intended for navigation of the Clutha: Royse, Mudie and Co. ° Revd. Dr. Burns' portrait: Mr James Browne. Pencil drawing: Oak tree, Parental affection, Dutch boats, after van der Velde, Ea^le tower, Caernarvon, Pique frigate, after Condv : Mr S. F. Every. Victory ashore in Wickliffe Bay—a watercolor by Mr W. ttodgkins : Mr Carrick. Water-color of Dunedin, large : Mr W. Carr Young. Water-colors, church, castle, lake, and distant bills. Lithographs of Burke and Wills, and a group of anatomised leaves : Mr IToughton. Pencil drawing of Te Rauperaha, one of the perpetrators of the Wairau Massacre, from life, by Mr Edwin Abbott. Stereoscope shewing successively 100 stereographs, Maori axes, and other Maori relics : Mr George Smith. Song of Enid, illuminated by Mr W. Hodpkins. "Pencil drawing of a warrior, by Mill. Howcrth, engraving-s, "the mothers," * the young gardener," by Mr 11. Howorth : Mr Howorth. Horsburgh lighthouse, China seas.painted by Captain Robertson ; the lighthouse having been designed by Mr J. T. Thomson, Chief Surveyor, Otago : Mr J. T. Thomson. Pedra Branca, before the above lighthouse was erected, painted by Captain Robertson • Mr J. T. Thomson. Roman remains of the date of Constantine A.D., 200, dng up at Whalley, Somersetshire' by Henry Nelson, M.D. : Dr Nelson. Set of Chinese chess men, Chinese calculating machine, Chinese plates, bowls and dishes, Brazilian birds, lambskin, and a great variety of curiosities : Captain Nicol. Handsome silks from the Emperor of China's wardrobe, taken at the loot of the Summer Palace; Chinese inlaid table and curiosities, work box of rhinoceros' horn, Manilla card case in gold, inlaid watchstand, (Bombay) Japanware, Madagascar cloth, Mr F. J. Moss. Ajasper brooch, the stens found at Tokomairiro: Mr Hardy. Various specimens of copper ore, including malachite, and the green and blue carbonates of copper from the Burra Burra Mine, hoematite from Westmoreland, fossil wood from the Pomahaka, and nardo seed from the grave of Wills the Australian Explorer, being the seed on which he and Burke lived : Mr Morse. North American Indian box, Chinese chopsticks, &c,: Mrs Macgowan. Maori axes and relics, from a grave at Murdering Beach, Otago Heads: Mr. R. Gillies. Brooch carved from a moa bone: Mrs. Strode.

Coronation copy of the 12th edition of the Sun, 28th June, 1838, printed in gold, with engraving of the Queen as frontispiece : Mr. Mill?.

South Sea Island ornaments and fishing tackle.

Thirty-two autographs of eminent persons, including those of Her Majesty, Wellington, Peel, Cobden, Dickens, Cruikshank, Canning^ Earl Russell, Daniel O'Connell, Maguire,Walpole, Earl of Oxford, and the Marquis of Wellesley: Mr. W. W. Wilson!

Emii skin : Tunbridge Ware Tray, and Maori meri: Mr. W. Carr Young. Glass case of New Zealand shells and sea weeds : Mr. S. Reynold*.

Copy of the Act of Separation and Deed of Dcinissit-n, executed at ihe meeting of the Assembly of Free Church in Scotland, with all the signatures attached: Mr. M'Kay.

The original edition of (1861) Cocker's Arithmetic, "whereby ingenious youths may soone be made for clearkship fit;" and an albatross skull: Mr. W. Hodgkins. Petrified moss and limestone, from Tokomairiro: Mr. Dewe. Maori club: | Fiji clubs and spears: Mrs. E. B. Cargill and Mrs. Inverarity. In concluding this.necessarily brief report, the committee beg to offer their best thanks to the exhibitors by whom so attractive and interesting a display was made-, at the same time they would repeat that the scope of the Exhibition included no attempt at complete classification or comparison, and even a satisfactory description of the different articles is impossible, from the very short time they were in the possession of the committee, and the fact that few were accompanied by the requisite information. Some contributions may have escaped enumeration even, but the committee trust they are not numerous, and would beg their owners to excuse the omission, as the committee are few in number, and with avocaeations that could not always be postponed, even to the interests of a matter they had so much at heart as the first Industrial Exhibition of New Zealand.. / The committee have to thank Mr John Jones, who kindly placed at their disposal the building in which the Exhibition was held. They have also to thank the Press and those gentlemen who exerted themselves to procure specimens and otherwise further the interests ofihe Exhibition. They trust that the goodwill so freely expressed from neighboring Provinces, and the experience gained on the present'occasion will not be lost, for they feel assured that if a proper building for this and similar purposes, were erected, an Exhibition on a far larger scale would be successful, and they believe that Otago in her new position could in no way more readily secure the, respect and confidence of the other Provinces than by taking the lead in this and kindred movements beneficial not only to herself but to the whole of New Zealand. By order of the Committee, Alfred Eccles, Hon. Secretary. 24th Dec, 1862.

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