OF NEW SOUTH WALES. 41 water containing the excreta of Blood-sucking flies ; and that one portion of the Life History of the Filaria is passed in the body of the fly from which, by one means or another, it makes its re-entrance into the human body. MONDAY, JUNE 24th, 1878. The Hon. W. Macleat, F.L.S., in the Chaii%^ , MEMBER ELECTED. Mr. French, of the Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Donations. From the Royal Society of N. S. W. : Journal and Proceedings for 1877. From the New Zealand Institute : Transactions and Proceedings for 1877. From Harward College, U. S. : Bulletin of the Museum of Practical Zoology. From Dr. Schomburgh : Catalogue of the Plants in the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide ; Report of the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide. From La Societe Entomologique de Belgique : Compte Rendu Serie II, No. 50. Phylloxera Vastatrix, by K. I. Staiger, F.L.S., Brisbane. Pituri and Duboisia, by Dr. Bancroft. By the authors. PAPERS READ. Notes on the Fishes of the Norman River. By Count F. de Castelnau. The Norman River flows into the Gulf of Carpentaria, and a small settlement has of late years been formed on its banks, about twenty miles from its mouth.