First Meeting. 13th August, 1878.
W. I. Spencer, M.R.C.S., in the chair.
1. “On the Day in which Capt. Cook took formal Possession of New Zealand,” by W. Colenso, F.L.S. (Transactions, p. 99.)
2. “Notes on the Metamorphosis and Development of one of our large Butterflies (Danais berenice), or a closely-allied Species,” by W. Colenso, F.L.S. (Transactions, p. 276.)
A short discussion took place in which Dr. W. L. Buller took part.
3. “Manibus Parkinsonibus Sacrum—A brief Memoir of the First Artist who visited New Zealand; together with several little-known Items of Interest extracted from his Journal,” by W. Colenso, F.L.S. (Transactions, p. 108.)
A cordial vote of thanks was passed and ordered to be recorded to the Hon. Secretary for his papers.