The following are the donations received at the above museum during the month of December 1888:-
Mammals-Native cat, Dasyurus viverrinus, Mr. R. M. Pearson; Albino Phalangista vulpina, Mr. H.
Reptiles.-Brown-banded snake, Hoplocephlus cur- tus, Mr. H. J. M'Cooey; Hoplocephalus ramsayi, Mr. H. J. M'Cooey; brown snake, Diemenia super- ciliosa, Mr. H. J. M'Cooey; lizard, Typhlops nigres- cens, Rev. W. S. Frackleton; Blue-tongue lizard, Tiliqua gigas, Mrs. M. Hall; blue-tongue lizard, Tiliqua gigas, Mr. H. Newcombe; Slow-worm, Pygopus lepidopus, Mr. Harry Wells.
Fishes.-Girella cyanea, Mr. R. Brannon.
Insecta.- Six schizorrhina Australasiae and larva, Mr. H. Balnare; gigantic spider, Mygale sp., Mrs. E. Mackay; bronze-bodied fly, Pangonia sp., Master A. Farr, larva of Chaerocampa sp , Miss King; Austra- lian silk moth, Antheraea eucalypti, sc., Mr. C. E.
Minerals.- Jasper breccia, Mr. G. Burgess; aurife- rous pyrites and rocks, Messrs. Aaron and party; con- cretionary carbonate of lime, Mr. J. Smith; concre- tionary carbonate of lime in basalt, Mr. Scare; garnets from South Australia, Mr. W. G. Dixon; sulph.car- bonate, Hanksite, Mr. G. H. Hanks; specular iron (hematite) in quartz, crystallised pyrolusite, or manga- nese oxide, Mr. E. W. Soane.