Election of Office-bearers for year ending 30th June, 1871: President—His Honor Mr. Justice Chapman; Vice Presidents—J. S. Webbe, J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S.; Council—R. Gillies, J. Smith, S. Hawthorne, R. Oliver, J. Hislop, A. Eccles, Rev. D. M. Stuart; Honorary Secretary —T. Morland Hocken, M.R.C.S.; Honorary Treasurer—W. D. Murison.
A discussion ensued as to the disposal of the library of the Institute, but no determination was arrived at.