Fifth (Special General) Meeting. 2nd October, 1871.
The Rev. A. G. Purchas, M.D., in the chair.
The Chairman stated that the meeting had been made special in order to report the results of the preliminary inquiry undertaken by the President and Secretary, with regard to the support likely to be accorded for the erection of a
new building, to consider the propriety of increasing the number of members of the Council, and of calling for building plans and estimates.
New members.—Edward Kinlock, William Lodder, William Gorrie.
A list of donations to the Library and Museum was read by the Secretary.
Owing to the advanced period of the evening it was decided to postpone the reading of a paper on the Defence of Auckland Harbour, by Dr. Stratford.