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Volume 4, 1871
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List of Incorporated Societies.

Name of Society. Date of Incorporation.
Wellington Philosophical Society June 10th, 1868.
Auckland Institute June 10th, 1868.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury October 22nd, 1868.
Otago Institute October 18th, 1869.
Nelson Association for the Promotion of Science and Industry September 23rd, 1870

Wellington Philosophical Society.

Office-bearers for 1871: President—W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S.; Vice-Presidents—J. C. Crawford, F.G.S., W. L. Buller, F.L.S., F.G.S.; Council—Robert Hart, James Hector, M.D., F.R.S., J. Kebbell, W. Lyon, F.G.S., W. Skey; Honorary Treasurer—F. M. Ollivier; Honorary Secretary—Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S.

Office-bearers for 1872: President—J. Hector, M.D., F.R.S.; Vice-Presidents—J. C. Crawford, F.G.S., J. Kebbell; Council—Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S., C. Knight, F.R.C.S., W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S., H. F. Logan, John Buchanan; Honorary Treasurer—F. M. Ollivier; Honorary Secretary—R. B. Gore.

Extracts from the Laws of the Wellington Philosophical Society.

5. Every Member shall contribute annually to the funds of the Society the sum of one guinea.

6. The annual contribution shall be paid in advance, on or before the first day of January, in each year.

7. The sum of ten pounds may be paid at any time as a composition of the ordinary annual payment for life.

17. General Meetings for business of Members of the Society shall be held in the evening of one day or more in each quarter (the time and place of meeting to be fixed by the Council, and duly announced by the Secretary), to receive the Secretary's Report, and to carry out the general objects and business of the Society.

Auckland Institute.

Office-bearers for 1871.—President—T. Heale, C.E.; Council—His Honour T. B. Gillies, Rev. J. Kinder, T. Kirk, F.L.S., H. H. Lusk, Rev. A. G. Purchas, M.R.C.S.E., J. Stewart, Assoc. Inst. C.E., S. J. Stratford, M.R.C.S.E., T. F. S. Tinne; Added 8th November, 1871—T. Russell, J. L.

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Campbell, M. D., J. M. Clark; Auditor— G. B. Owen; Secretary and Treasurer—T. Kirk, F.L.S.

Office-bearers for 1872: President—T. Heale, C.E.; Council—Hon. Colonel Haultain, T. Russell, J. M. Clark, Rev. A. G. Purchas, M.R.C.S.E, T. Kirk, F.L.S., T. F. S. Tinne, Rev. J. Kinder, J. Stewart, Assoc. Inst. C.E., His Honour T. B. Gillies, J. L. Campbell, M.D., H H Lusk; Auditor—C. Tothill; Secretary and Treasurer—T. Kirk, F.L.S.

Extracts from the Laws of the Auckland Institute.

4. New Members on election to pay one guinea entrance fee, in addition to the annual subscription of one guinea; the annual subscriptions being payable in advance on the first day of April for the then current year.

5. Members may at any time become Life Members by one payment of ten pounds ten shillings, in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

10. Annual General Meeting of the Society on the third Monday of February in each year. Ordinary Business Meetings are called by the Council from time to time.

Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

Office-bearers for 1871: Patron—His Honour the Superintendent; President—Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S.; Vice-Presidents—Hon. John Hall, Rev. C. Fraser, M.A., F.G.S.; Council—J. F. Armstrong, W. B. Bray, C.E., J. W. S. Coward, R. W. Fereday, W. Rolleston, B.A., J. S. Turnbull, M.D.; Honorary Treasurer—John Inglis; Honorary Secretary–Llewellyn Powell, M.D.

Office-bearers for 1872: Patron—His Honour the Superintendent; President—His Honour Mr. Justice Gresson; Vice-Presidents—W. B. Bray, C.E., R. W. Fereday; Council—J. F. Armstrong, J. W. S. Coward, J. S. Turnbull, M.D., Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S., G. W. Hall, Ven. Archdeacon Wilson; Honorary Treasurer—J. Inglis; Honorary Secretary—Llewellyn Powell, M.D.

Extracts from the Laws of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

VII. The Ordinary Meetings of the Institute shall be held every first week during the months from March to November inclusive.

XXV. Members of the Institute shall pay two guineas for the first year of membership, and one guinea annually thereafter, as a subscription to the funds of the Institute.

XXVII. Members may compound for all annual subscriptions of the current and future years by paying ten guineas.

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Otago Institute.

Office-bearers for 1871: President—His Honour Mr. Justice Chapman; Vice-Presidents—J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S., J. S. Webb; Council—Daniel Brent, Robert Gillies, Stuart Hawthorne, M.A., John Hislop, Richard Oliver, James Smith, Rev. D. M. Stuart; Honorary Treasurer—W. D. Murison; Honorary Secretary—T. M. Hocken, M.R.C.S.E.

Office-bearers for 1872: President—His Honour Mr. Justice Chapman; Vice-Presidents—Robert Gillies, T. M. Hocken, M.R.C.S.E; Council—W. N. Blair, E. B. Cargill, S. Hawthorne, M.A., J. McKerrow, G. S. Sale, M.A., J. T. Thomson, F.R.G.S., P. Thomson; Honorary Treasurer—J. S. Webb; Honorary Secretary—D. Brent.

Extracts from the Laws of the Otago Institute.

3. From and after the 1st September, 1869, any person desiring to join the Society may be elected by ballot, on being proposed in writing at any meeting of the Society by two members, on payment of the annual subscription for the year then current.

4. Members may at any time become life members by one payment of ten pounds ten shillings, in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

9. An annual general meeting of the members of the Society held on the second Monday of July.

Nelson Association for the Promotion of Science
and Industry.

Office-bearers for 1870—1: President—Sir David Monro; Vice-President—The Right Rev. the Bishop of Nelson; Council—F. Huddleston, F. W. Irvine, M.D., Thomas Mackay, Alexander Sclanders, George Williams, M.D.; Honorary Treasurer—C. Hunter-Brown; Curator and Secretary—J. Smith.

Office-bearers for 1872: President—Sir David Monro; Vice-President—The Right Rev. the Bishop of Nelson; Council—F. W. Irvine, M.D., Robert Lee, The Hon. T. Renwick, Joseph Shephard, George Williams, M.D.; Honorary Treasurer—J. Holloway; Curator and Secretary—Thomas Mackay.

Extracts from the Laws of the Nelson Association for the Promotion of Science
and Industry.

2. The Association shall consist of members elected by ballot, who have been proposed at a monthly meeting of the Society, and elected at the ensuing meeting.

3. Each member to pay a subscription of not less than one pound per annum, payable half-yearly in advance.

4. Ordinary meetings held on the first Wednesday in each month.