Sixth Meeting. 21st September, 1874.
His Honour Sir G. A. Arney, President, in the chair.
New members.—G. Johnston, R. Rose, Lieutenant T. C. Tilly, R.N.
Mr. T. Kirk, F.L.S., of Wellington, was chosen to vote in the election of the Board of Governors for the ensuing year, in accordance with clause 7 of the New Zealand Institute Act.
The nomination for the election of honorary members of the New Zealand Institute was made, in accordance with Statute IV.
An animated discussion took place on Mr. Firth's paper, on “Deep Sinking in the Volcanic Beds of Mount Eden,” read at the last meeting. Messrs. Stewart, Goodall, and Pond were amongst the speakers.
“Notes on the Chemical Properties of some of the Strata from Mr. Firth's Well at Mount Eden,” by J. A. Pond. (Transactions, p. 405.)
Mr. T. F. Cheeseman read some extracts from a diary kept during a botanical tour through the northern part of the Province of Auckland, and exhibited a series of specimens collected on that occasion.