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of Biology at Canterbury College, Christchurch. Captain Hutton has contributed numerous papers to scientific magazines on the biology and geology of New Zealand, and was one of the chief supporters of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury. He is the author of "Class Book of Elementary Geology," 1875; "Studies in Biology for New Zealand Students," 1880.

Hyde-Harris, John, J.P., was born on Nov. 24th, 1825, at Deddington, Oxfordshire, and trained for the law, but emigrated to New Zealand in 1850. He practised as a barrister and solicitor in Otago from 1850 to 1859, when he was appointed District Judge, a position which he held till its abolition in 1862. He was a member of the Provincial Council of Otago from 1853 to 1859, and from 1859 to 1868 was in the Legislative Council of New Zealand. In 1862 he was Deputy-Superintendent of Otago, and in 1863 Superintendent In 1865 he was President of the first New Zealand Exhibition. In the Stafford Ministry he was a member of the Executive Council from Sept. 26th, 1867, to May 13th, 1868, and Solicitor-General from Oct. 26th, 1867, to May 13th, 1868. From 1859 to 1863 he was Resident Magistrate, and was a member of the Council of the University of Otago from 1869. Mr. Hyde-Harris, who married on Sept. 3rd, 1851, Annie Cunningham, second daughter of Captain Cargill, died on July 24th, 1886.

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Inglis, James, son of Rev. Robert Inglis, M.A., by his marriage with Helen Brand, was born at Edzell, Forfarshire, on Nov. 24th, 1845, and educated at Edinburgh University. He visited New Zealand in 1864, went to India at the end of 1866, and to Australia after extensive travel and work in India and the East, in search of health. At the end of 1877 Mr. Inglis saw considerable official service in India; was Famine Commissioner in Bhangulpore in 1875, and Executive Commissioner for the Government of India to the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880-81. Having settled in New South Wales, he was returned to the Legislative Assembly for New England in 1885, and was Minister of Public Instruction in the Parkes Government from Jan. 1887 to Jan. 1889. He has written to the press under the signature "Maori," and is author of "Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" (Macmillan & Co., London, 1880), "Our Australian Cousins" (Macmillan, 1882), "Our New Zealand Cousins" (Sampson Low & Co., London, 1886), "Tent Life in Tiger Land" (Sampson Low, 1888), and other works. Mr. Inglis married in Sydney in Oct. 1879 Miss Mary Nichol.

Innes, Hon. Frederick Maitland, M.L.C., was born in Scotland in 1816, and arrived in Tasmania in 1833. He entered Parliament at the inauguration of free institutions in 1856, and was appointed Colonial Treasurer in Mr. Weston's Ministry, which held office for little more than a fortnight, in April and May 1857. He held the same post under Mr. (afterwards Sir) Francis Smith's Administration, which immediately succeeded, from May 1857 to Nov. 1860, and in the Weston Ministry from the latter date till August 1861, when he took the same post in the Chapman Ministry. In Nov. 1862 he resigned the Treasurership, and became Colonial Secretary in the same ministry, resigning with his colleagues in Jan. 1863. He was subsequently Chairman of Committees, and became President of the Council in August 1868, a post which he resigned in Nov. 1872, to become Premier of an administration, in which he also acted as Treasurer, holding a seat in the Assembly. He resigned in August 1873, but again took office as Treasurer under his successor, Mr. Kennerley, in March 1875, retiring with the rest of the ministry in July 1876. Having returned to the Legislative Council, he once more became President of that Chamber in March 1880, and held the position till his death on May 11th, 1882. Mr. Innes married a daughter of Humphrey Grey, of Eastbourne, near Avoca, Tasmania.

Innes, Hon. Sir Joseph George Long, Puisne Judge, New South Wales, eldest son of the late Joseph Long Innes, of

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