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By Authority :
SYDNEY : CHARLES POTTER, GOVERNMENT PRINTER.

1896.

[is. for a Single Number, or 10s. per Aunum.

118 93-95-6 (a)

CONTENTS.

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ARTHUR SIDNEY OLLIFF
USEFUL AUSTRALIAN Plants ... ... ... ... J. H. Maiden

Brush-box, Tristania conferta, R. Br.
The marginal-leaved Panic-grass, Panicum marginatum, R. Br.

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INJURY TO FOREST VEGETATION BY FROST DURING THE WINTER

OF 1895 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9 The WASTE OF OUR TIMBER AND HOW TO AVOID IT A. Rudder 13 TREES AND TEIR ROLE IN NATURE ... ... J. G. O. Tepper 29

BOTANICAL NOTES ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39 The Don Dorrigo Forest Reserve; A Useful Medick ; The Migra

tion of Weeds. EXPERIMENTS With Pulses ... ... ... ... G. Valder 41 Chick-pea or Gram; Horse Gram ; Square-podded Pea ; French

Beans; Lentils; Dolichos, sp.; Tares or Vetches; Wagner's

Flat-pea.
Fuar HARMING ON THE CONTINENT OF EUROPE

41 Journal of Board of Agriculture (ENGLAND) EVAPORATORS AND Fruit EVAPORATION

... ... J. Sutton 48.

BEE-KEEPING ... ... ... ... ... ... Albert Gale 51

The Inmates and Economy of the Hive—The Working Bee.

INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE

DISINFECTION OF PLACES WHERE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN KEPT
SUFFERING FROU INFECTIOUS DISEASES ... ... ...

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Soil Analysis ... ... ... ... ... F. B. Guthrie
PRACTICAL VEGETABLE AND FLOWER GROWING

Directions for the month of February.
ORCHARD NOTES FOR FEBRUARY ... ... ... ... ***
GENERAL NOTES ... ... ... ...
Reductions in Freight on Wine ; Locusts attacking Fruit-trees;

White Beech; Destroying Scrub; Insectivorous Birds of

New South Wales.
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES' Shows, 1896 ... ... ... ...

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NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT.

It is hereby notified that all matter contained in the Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales is protected by copyright. Newspapers desirous of republishing any articles may do so, and are merely required to make the usual acknowledgment.

4th June, 1894.

Arthur Sidney Olliff.

It is with the deepest regret that we have to record the death, on December 29th, 1895, of Mr. A. S. Olliff, Entomologist to the Department of Agricul. ture. His early death has deprived the scientific world of Australia of one of its most valuable workers, and the Department of one of its most efficient officers. For the past eighteen months his health had been the cause of much anxiety to his friends, but those who saw him shortly before his death were impressed with the apparent improvement in his general appearance ; so that the suddenness of this event was a shock to all.

Olliff was born at Millbrook, in Hampshire, on 21st October, 1865; so that at the time of his death he had only just entered on his thirty-first year.

As a lad he was a volunteer assistant to Mr. C. 0. Waterhouse, the Coleopterist at the British Museum, and acted from 1883 to 1885 as private secretary and scientific assistant to Lord Walsingham, F.R.S., the wellknown Entomologist, and one of the Trustees of the British Museum.

In 1883, on the occasion of the visit of Dr. E. P. Ramsay, late Curator of the Australian Museum, to London, Olliff was engaged as assistant Zoologist to that institution, and arrived in Sydney in February, 1885, filling this post until his appointment to the Department of Agriculture in 1890.

He was a Fellow of the Entomological Society of London, and a Member of the Entomological Society of France.

The valuable work he has done in all branches of Economic Entomology, and the large number of original memoirs contributed to this and other publications, entitle him to a high position in Biological science.

He will probably be best known to the general public through his contributions to Economic Entomology through the pages of the Gazette, some of which, notably those on Coccinellide or Lady-birds, the Rust-eating Cecidomyia, a New Scale-insect on Salt-bush, a New Longicorn Beetle on the Orange Tree, Report on Insect Kavages in Sugar-cane, Australian Weevils, and Australian Entomogenous Fungi, are of a high degree of usefulness, as well as being of considerable scientific value.

In his private life Olliff was of a most lovable and unassuming disposition, the very soul of courtesy and kindliness. He was ready on all occasions to render assistance and impart his knowledge, and his nature was such as to endear him to everyone with whom he was brought into contact.

By none will his loss be more deeply deplored than by those with whom he has worked for the last ten years in Sydney.

A list of the more important of his publications follows, as nearly as possible in the order of their appearance.

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