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The Auckland University College was founded in 1882, and has a statutory grant of £4,000 per year from the colonial parliament. It is affiliated to the New Zealand University, and has 4 professors and 1 lecturer, as follows:

Classics and English.-Charles Alexander Maclean Pond, B. A., London.
Mathematics.-William Steadman Aldis, M. A., Cambridge.

Chemistry and experimental physics.-Frederick Douglas Brown, honorable M. A., Oxford; B. SC., London, F. C. s.

Biology and geology.—Algeron Phillips Withiel Thomas, M. A., Oxford; F. L. S. Music.-Carl Schmitt.

It is the only university college that has a professor of music.

The Auckland College has been rather at a disadvantage for buildings. It has two separate buildings, but these are, it is hoped, only temporary structures. As soon as the university is in funds no doubt new and more suitable buildings will be erected.

MATRICULATION AND JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS.

In order to ascertain the standard of education of secondary schools, it will be necessary to set out the matriculation and junior scholarship examinations. Secondary schools generally compete with each other for these scholarships, or, if they fail in scholarships, to obtain a position for their pupils in the list of merit.

The subjects for the matriculation examination are as follows:

1. English Grammar and composition, with précis-writing.

2. Arithmetic: Fundamental rules, vulgar and decimal fractions, proportion, and square root.

3. Algebra: To simple equations inclusive, with easy problems.

4. Euclid: Books I and II.

5. Latin: Translation at sight of easy passages from Latin into English; translation of easy passages from English into Latin, and questions on grammar.

6. Greek: As in Latin.

7. French: As in Latin.

8. German: As in Latin.

9. History: History of England, from the accession of William III to the accession of Victoria.

10. Geography: Political and physical.

11. Elementary mechanics: The elements of statics, dynamics, and hydrostatics. 12. Elementary physics: Heat, sound, light, and electricity.

13. Elementary chemistry: The nonmetallic elements and the atomic theory. 14. Elementary biology: (The papers will contain questions on both zoölogy and botany, but candidates will not be required to answer questions in more than one of these subjects.) Zoology.-Elements of animal physiology. Botany.-Elements of the morphology of flowering plants, including the main characteristics of the chief native and introduced natural orders.

Every candidate shall be required to pass in at least seven subjects, except those who take Latin or Greck, who shall be required to pass in six subjects only. Every candidate shall be required to pass in English, arithmetic, and at least one of the following languages: Latin, Greek, French, German.

I. The junior scholarships shall be open to candidates who are between the ages of 16 and 19 on December 1 in the year in which they offer themselves for examination, and who have matriculated, and who have not carried on their studies at any

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university college or university; and each scholarship shall be tenable for three years, except as herein otherwise provided.

II. Candidates for junior scholarships must state the schools at which they have been educated during the previous five years.

III. The junior scholarships shall be awarded at an examination to be held annually at the same time as the matriculation examination, and shall depend upon comparative excellence in any number (not exceeding five) of the following subjects: (1) Latin; (2) Greek; (3) English; (4) French; (5) German; (6) Mathematics; (7) History and geography; (8) Natural and physical science. The time allowed for each paper set in these subjects shall be three hours.

The following shall be the papers set:

(1) Latin:

(a) The matriculation paper, in which shall be set, for candidates forjunior scholarships only, additional and more difficult questions in

grammar.

(b) Translation at sight from and into Latin, including at least one piece of simple historical narrative, for translation into Latin prose, and questions on history to the death of Augustus, and on antiquities.

(2) Greek:

(a) The matriculation paper, in which shall be set, for candidates for junior scholarships only, additional and more difficult questions in grammar.

(b) Translation at sight from and into Greek, and questions on history to the fall of Corinth, and or antiquities.

(3) English:

(a) The matriculation paper.

(b) Paraphrase, illustration, and explanation of passages selected from the works of any of the standard English writers, general questions on etymology, grammar, and the use of words; also a short essay on some easily understood subject.

(4) French:

(a) The matriculation paper.

(b) Translation at sight froin and into French of a more difficult kind than the exercises set in the matriculation paper.

(5) German:

(a) The matriculation paper.

(b) Translation at sight from and into German of a more difficult kind than the exercises set in the matriculation paper.

(6) Mathematics:

(a) Arithmetic (the whole subject) and algebra to quadratic equations inclusive; also ratio, proportion, variation, the progressions, permutations, and combinations.

(b) Euclid, Books I, II, III, IV, and VI, and plane trigonometry to solution of triangles, inclusive, with easy transformations and examples.

(7) History and geography:

(a) The matriculation paper on history (see p. 40).

(b) The matriculation paper on geography (see p. 40).

(c) A paper on outlines of the History of England from the accession of Elizabeth, with especial reference to the colonies, and on geography, political and physical.

(8) Natural and physical science. Any two of the following:

(a) Chemistry. The chief physical and chemical characters of the following elements, and of their more important compounds: Oxy. gen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, chlorine, bromine. iodine, fluo

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V. As soon as possible after the holding of the junior scholarship examination, a list in the order of merit shall be published of those who have obtained the scholarships; and also a list of those who, having failed to obtain a scholarship, have yet obtained three-fourths of the number of marks obtained by the candidate who stands lowest in the list of junior scholars; and those who obtain this proportion of marks shall be deemed to have passed with credit. The names of all the candidates, and the marks they have obtained in the several subjects, shall be published in order of merit.

The examinations for the New Zealand University are partially conducted in New Zealand and partially in England. All the examinations for degrees in law and medicine are held in the colony, and the examinations for degrees in arts and science are held in England. The following is the present list of examiners:

A.-Arts and science.

Latin and Greek.-J. S. Reid, esq., M. A., Caius College, Cambridge.
English.-Appointment not yet decided.

French.-M. Jules Bue, Talorian teacher, University of Oxford.
German.-Prof. Althaus, PH. D., University College, London.

History and Political Economy.-F. York Powell, esq., Christchurch, Oxford.

Jurisprudence and constitutional history.-Prof. W. A. Hunter, M. A., LL. D., M. P.,

London.

Mathematics and mathematical physics.-E. J. Routh, esq., D. SC., F. R. S., Cambridge.

Physical science.-Principal Garnett, Newcastle.

Chemistry.-Prof. T. E. Thorpe, PH. D., B. SC., F. R. S., Leeds.

Biology and zoology.-Prof. G. B. Howes, F. L. S., F. Z. S., Normal College of Science, South Kensington.

Botany.-Prof. I. Bayley Balfour, Edinburgh.

Geology.-Prof. A. H. Green, M. A., F. R. S., Oxford.

Anatomy.-Appointment not yet decided.

Physiology.-Appointment not yet decided.

Mental science.-Prof. Andrew Seth, M. A., St. Andrews.

B.-Law.

Jurisprudence, constitutional history, and principles of legislation.-Prof. W. A. Hunter, M. A., LL. D., M. P., London.

Roman law, international law, and conflict of laws.-Appointment not yet decided. Contracts and torts.-J. MacGregor, esq., M. A., Dunedin.

Real and personal property.-C. H. Tripp, esq., M. A., Timaru.

Evidence.-J. A. Tole, Auckland.

Criminal law.-J. C. Martin, esq., Christchurch.

Equity.-F. Fitchett, esq., M. A., LL. D., Dunedin.
Statute law.-J. W. Salmond, esq., M.A., Temuka.

Practice and procedure.-C. J. Foster, esq., LL. D., Christchurch.

C.-Medicine.

Physics and inorganic chemistry.-Prof. D. F. Brown, M. A.,
Biology.-Prof. A. P. W. Thomas. M. A., F. L. S., Auckland.

Auckland.

Organic chemistry and practical chemistry.-Prof. J. G. Black, M. A., B. SC,, Dunedin, and J. R. Don., esq, M. A., B. Sc., Dunedin.

Anatomy.-Prof. J. H. Scott, M. D., M. R. C. S., England, F. R. S. E., Dunedin, and L. Barnett, esq., M. D., C. M., L. R. C., P. S., Dunedin.

Physiology.-Prof. J. H. Scott, M. D., M. R. C. s., England., F. R. 8. E., Dunedin, and D. Colquhoun, esq., M. D., L. R. C. P., London, M. R. C. S., England, Dunedin.

Pathology.-W. S. Roberts, esq., M. R. C. S., England, Dunedin, and F. H. Jeffcoat, esq., M. B., C. M., Dunedin.

Materia medica.-I. de Zouche, esq., M. D., Dunedin, and E. W. Alexander, esq., M. R. C. P. S., Dunedin.

Surgery.-W. Brown, esq., M. B., C. M., Dunedin, and W. E. Collins, esq., M. B., M. R. C. S., Wellington.

Medicine.-D. Colquhoun, esq., M. D., L. R. C. P., Londen, M. R. C. S., England, Dunedin, and F. Fell, esq., M. R. C. S., L. R. C. P., London, Wellington.

Midwifery and diseases of women.-F. H. Jeffcoat, esq., M. B., C. M., Dunedin, and W. Fell, esq., M. R. C. S., L. R. C. P., London, Wellington.

Medical jurisprudence and public health.—F. Ogston, esq., M. D., C. M., Dunedin, and F. Truby King, esq., M. B., B. SC., Dunedin.

D.-Music.

Physics.-Prof. F. D. Brown, M. A., Auckland.

Harmony.-J. Fred. Bridges, esq., Mus. Doc., London.

History of music.-G. F. Tendall, esq., MUS. BAC., Christchurch.

A.-Matriculation and medical preliminary.

Latin.-Prof. Pond, B. A., Auckland.

Greek.-Prof. Pond, B. A., Auckland.

English.-Mrs. Evans, M.-A., Nelson.

French.-Rev. C. Turrell, M. A., Christchurch.

German.-W. M. Clarke, esq., M. A., Christchurch.

Arithmetic.-Prof. Shand, M. A., LL. D., Dunedin.

Algebra.-Prof. Cook, M. A., Christchurch.
Euclid.-Prof. Aldis, M. A., Auckland.

History.-Prof. J. M. Brown, M. A., Christchurch.
Geography.-Prof. Gilray, M. A., Dunedin.
Physics.-Prof. Shand, M. A., LL. D., Dunedin.
Chemistry.-Prof. F. D. Brown, M. A., Auckland.
Mechanics.-Prof. Cook, M. A., Christchurch.
Biology.-Prof. Parker, B. SC., F. R. S., Dunedin.

B.-Junior scholarships.

Latin.-Prof. Pond, B. A., Auckland.

Greek.-Prof. Pond, B. A., Auckland.

English. Mrs. Evans, M. A. ?, Nelson.

French.-Rev. C, Turrell, M. A., Christchurch.

German.-W. M. Clarke, esq., M. A., Christchurch.

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