None. Begins: "The earthworms described in this report may be regarded as fairly representative of the Oligochaet fauna of these southern islands - at any rate, of the Auckland Island group, on which the majority were collected.
Since the stay of the " Erebus " and " Terror " at Port Ross in 1840, no naturalist has been able to spend more than a few hours at each of the islands. The usual opportunity afforded him is the occasion of the annual visit in search of shipwrecked mariners when the New Zealand Government steamer makes a tour of inspection of the islands and the depots. On these occasions the naturalist has only a few hours in which to make a collection, and that only in the immediate proximity of the landing-place. I have been more fortunate, as on the occasion of each of my two visits the circumstances have been such as to permit more prolonged investigation of the fauna. In February, 1907, I had the honour of being invited by His Excellency the Governor of New Zealand (Lord Plunket) to accompany him on his visit to these distant parts of the Dominion under his charge, and I had every opportunity, commensurate with the time allotted to the trip, to collect.