His Honour Sir G. A. Arney, President, in the chair.
New members.—W. Errington, C.E., C. Lysnar, A. V. Macdonald, C.E., Ingham Stephens.
The list of donations to the museum and library since the last meeting was read by the secretary.
“Deep Sinking in the Lava Beds of Mount Eden,” by J. C. Firth. (Transactions, p. 460.)
This was an account of the different strata met with in sinking a well at the base of the cinder-cone of Mount Eden. The author exhibited specimens from strata, marked a, b, c, d, * which he stated would be placed in the Auckland Museum for reference.
“Early Instruction,” by J. Adams, B.A. (Transactions, p. 175.)
The Rev. Dr. Purchas was glad that this subject had been brought before the notice of the Institute. While agreeing in many respects with the opinions expressed by Mr. Adams, he yet did not take such a hopeless view of the subject. Many changes for the better had been made in late years, and he thought that the tendency was to admit still further improvements.
“Notes on the Origin of Mottled Kauri,” by James Stewart, C.E. (Transactions, p. 376.)
[Footnote] * See Transactions, p. 461.