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Anthropological Institute, December 12.—Prof. A. Macalister, F.R.S., President, in the chair.—Mr. Cuthbert E. Peek exhibited some specimens of fishing-line made of human hair, some needles constructed from ribs of feather, and two message-sticks from the extreme north of Queensland.—Mr. W. L. Duckworth read a paper on the collection of skulls of Aboriginal Australians in the Cambridge University Museum, and the following papers were also read:—On an unusual form of rush basket from the northern territory of South Australia, by Mr. R. Etheridge, jun.—On a modification of the Australian Aboriginal weapon, termed the leoniie, langeel, bendi or buccan, by Mr. R. Etheridge, jun.—An Australian Aboriginal musical instrument, by Mr. R. Etheridge, jun.—The Aborigines of North-West Australia, by Mr. P. W. Bassett-Smith.—Rites and customs of Australian Aborigines, by Mr. H. B. Purcell.—Japanese onomatopes and the origin of language, by Mr. W. G. Aston.

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