“Notes on the Extinction of the Moa,” by W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. (See Transactions, page 58.)
“Extracts from a Letter by Judge Maning bearing on the question of the Extinction of the Moa,” communicated by T. Kirk, F.L.S. (See Transactions, page 102.)
“On the probable Origin of the Maori Races,” by W. S. W. Vaux, M.A., communicated by Dr. Hector, F.R.S., C.M.G. (See Transactions, page 1.)
“On Moa Remains discovered at Cape Campbell,” by C. H. Robson. (See Transactions, page 95.)
These papers have all been handed to the Manager of the New Zealand Institute for publication in Vol. VIII. of the “Transactions and Proceedings.”
There are now 188 members on the books of the Society, 27 new members having been elected since the last annual report was presented.
As will be seen by the Treasurer's balance-sheet, there is at the present time a sum of £101 0s. 4d. to the credit of the Society, notwithstanding that a sum of £118 9s. 6d. has been expended in books, of which £100 has been remitted to London for that purpose.
Dr. Hector, who kindly undertook the selection of these books, has intimated by letter that he has purchased largely for the Society, both in Edinburgh and in London, and no doubt in the course of a few months a consignment will reach the Colony.
Application has been made by the Council to the Hon. Mr. Mantell, Acting-Director of the Colonial Museum, for the continued use of this fine lecture-room, in which the members are now assembled; and there is every reason to hope that the Society will be permitted to hold its meetings for the future in a place so admirably suited to the purpose.
The thanks of the Society are also due to the Director of the Geological Survey Department, for the arrangement whereby the library of the Society is safely accommodated in one of the new Museum rooms, and made accessible to members at all convenient times.
Adopted, and ordered to be printed.
The statement of accounts by the Treasurer was then read, and (having already been audited) was adopted by the meeting. The balance-sheet showed that the year had commenced with a credit balance of £162 5s. 8d.; subscriptions during the year had been £144 17s., making the total receipts to be £307 2s. 8d. Expenditure was represented by—Purchase of books, £135 13s. 6d.; miscellaneous items, including honorarium to Secretary and Treasurer, £35 3s. 10d.; printing and advertising, £5 10s.; sixth of annual income paid to New Zealand Institute, as per rules, £29 15s., thus leaving a credit balance with which to begin the present financial year of £101 0s. 4d.
The following gentlemen were elected officers for the ensuing year:—President, Dr. Buller, C.M.G., F.L.S.; Vice-Presidents, T. Kirk, F.L.S., and C. C. Graham; Council, W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S., J. C. Crawford, F.G.S., Dr. Hector, C.M.G., F.L.S., J. Carruthers, C.E., Hon. W. B. D. Mantell, J. R. George, and J. Marchant; Secretary and Treasurer, R. B. Gore; Auditor, Arthur Baker.