Election of Officers for 1875.—President—Sir David Monro; Vice-President—The Bishop of Nelson; Council—Leonard Boor, M.R.C.S., Charles Hunter-Brown, F. W. Irvine, M.D., Hon. Thos. Renwick, Joseph Shephard, Geo. Williams, M.D.; Hon Treasurer and Secretary—T. Mackay, C.E.
“On the Date of the Glacial Period; a Comparison of Views represented in Papers published in the Transactions of the N. Z. Institute, Vols. V. and VI.,” by A. Dudley Dobson, C.E., Provincial Engineer. (Transactions, p. 440.)
” On the Glacial Period of New Zealand,” by Thomas Mackay, C.E. (Transactions, p. 447.)
These papers were read by the Vice-President.
The secretary reported the donation, by the Hon. W. B. D. Mantell, of thirty-four volumes of “Notes and Queries.”
Resolved,—That the thanks of the Association be transmitted to the Hon. Mr. Mantell for his valuable donation.
The secretary reported the receipt, from the director of the Geological Survey and Colonial Museum, of eighty-six packages of seeds of European, Asiatic, and American trees and shrubs; and, further, that in accordance with his arrangement with the director he had placed the seeds in the hands of Mr. John Hale, nurseryman, Waimea Road, Nelson, for their propagation and distribution on terms to be arranged by Dr. Boor and the secretary with Mr. Hale.
The secretary reported having handed over to the Nelson Institute since 1st January ninty-nine publications, principally of a scientific character, of the value of £16.
The Vice-President reported his intention to read at next meeting a paper on, and exhibit the skeleton of, a small whale which had been recently found imbedded in ground that had been excavated for the railway at Westport.