in New Zealand, where at the re- quest of the Government of that colony he investigated the working of the Beg^istrar General's Department, and made suggestions for its improvement and the better taking and compiling of the census, the whole of which were adopted. In May, 1874, the statistical branch over which Mr. Hayter had so long presided was erected into a separate department, he being placed at its head under the title of Government Statist. In 1875 he was deputed by his Government to represent Victoria at a conference of the Australasian colonies held in Tas- mania for the purpose of establishing a uniform system of official statistics. In 1879 Mr. Hayter visited the United Kingdom as secretary te a mission (of which the Hon. Gra- ham Berry, Premier of Victoria, was chief), whose object was to bring te the notice of the Imperial Government certain defects in the Victorian Constitution. On his return to Victoria, Mr. Hayter made arrangements for taking the census of 1881, which, as well as the com- pilation of the returns, he afterwards carried out successfully. He was a juror at the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition of 1875 and the Mel- bourne International Exhibition of 1880-81, and on each occasion re- ceived a silver medal for writing a statistical account of Victoria as an introduction to the exhibition catalogue. He was also a member of, and contributed several papers to, a Social Science Congress which was held in Melbourne whilst the latter exhibition was open. Soon after Mr. Hayter assumed the office of Government Statist, he originated the work he is best known by, the " Victorian Year Book." He is also author of " Notes of a Tour in New Zealand j " " Notes on the Colony of Victoria, Historical, Geographical, Meteorological, and Statistical;" "School History" and "School Geography" of Victoria; and a " Nosological Index" which is used
in the statistical departments of all the Australasian colonies. In 1877 he edited, at the request of the Victorian Government, and wrote the greater part of, a " PHeU of Information on the Colony of Vic- toria, and of ite Ci^iabilities for Defence," for the use of the In- telligence Branch of the Imperial War Office. He is an honorary member of the Statistical Societies of London and Manchester, of the Statistical and Social Inquiry So- ciety of Ireland, of the Statistical Association of Tokio (Japan), of the Boyal Societies of South Australia and Tasmania, and of the Qeo- graphical Society of Bremen. He is also a Fellow and the Honorary Corresponding Secretary for Vic- toria of the Boyal Colonial Institute. He was created a C.M.G. May 24, 1882, and an Officer of the French Order of Public Instruction on July 14 of the same year.
HAYWARD, Abraham, Q.C.> eldest son of Joseph Hayward, Esq., late of Westhill, Lyme Begis, author of "The Science of Horti- culture," " The Science of Agricul- ture," &c., was born at WiSiford, Wilts, Oct. 21, 1803, and educated at Blundell's Grammar Sdiool, Tiverton, under the Rev. Dr. Bichards. He was articled, in 1818, to a solicitor, with the view of following that branch of the law, but was entered at the Inner Temple in Oct. 1824, and after practising as a Special Pleader, was called to the bar in Trinity Term, 1832. He joined the Western cir- cuit, and in 1845 was made a Queen's Counsel. Mr. Hayward first at- tracted the attention of the literary world in 1833 by his prose transla- tion, with notes, of Goethe's " Faust," which has gone through nine editions, besides reprints in Germany and the United States. He had already printed (in 1881) for private circulation, "Of the Vocation of our Age for Legislatios and Jurisprudence ; translated from the German of Savigny." He