Fifth Meeting. September 1, 1869.
Mr. C. H. Brown, Treasurer, in the chair.
Mr. J. Smith was unanimously appointed Hon. Secretary.
Dr. Williams read a paper, “On the Cultivation and Preparation of Flax” (see Parl. Papers, Flax Commission, 1870, D 14, p. 40), and compared the merits of Linum usitatissimum and Phormium tenax as objects of cultivation in this colony.