THE monthly and other publications on meteorology and terrestrial magnetism issued by the Melbourne Observatory continue to be regularly received by us, the last Monthly Record being for December 1883. Since we reviewed these Records (NATURE, vol. xiv. p. 153) we have observed with much interest the steady, and latterly the rapid, extension of climatological stations over the colony. During the ten years ending December 1883, while the number of fully equipped stations has remained nearly the same, stations at which temperature is observed have increased from 10 to 27, and stations for rain observations from 34 to 170. These 170 stations are conveniently classed into coast, watershed, and river-basin groups, and the individual gauges of each group are further arranged in the tabular returns in the order of their heights, which rise to about 4000 feet. The Records conclude with a detailed report for all the stations of thunderstorms, hail, snow, frost, gales, hot winds, auroras, earthquakes, &c., observed during the month.