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Volume 14, 1881

New Zealand Institute.

Thirteenth Annual Report.

The following are the dates upon which meetings of the Board have been held: 21st July and 31st December, 1880.

The retiring members from the Board, in conformity with the Act, were Mr. W. T. L. Travers, the Hon. G. R. Johnson, and Dr. Hector, all of whom were reappointed by His Excellency the Governor.

The elected governors under clause 7 of the Act are:—Dr. Newman, Captain Russell, M.H.R., and Mr. J. McKerrow.

The vacancy on the roll of honorary members, caused by the death of Dr. Garrod, was filled by the election of the Marquis of Normanby. Two other vacancies have occurred in the roll of honorary members, through the death of Dr. Lauder Lindsay and Dr. Filhol.

The members on the roll of the Institute now number as follows:—

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Honorary members 28
Ordinary members—
Auckland Institute 277
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Society 85
Wellington Philosophical Society 274
Nelson Association 50
Westland Institute 100
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 219
Otago Institute 216
Southland Institute 66
1,315

Since the last report the Southland Institute has been incorporated, in terms of the Act, with the New Zealand Institute.

The printing of Vol. XIII. was commenced on the 18th January, and completed on the 28th March, and a portion of the edition ready for issue early in May. The volume contains sixty-two articles, also Presidents' Addresses, and abstracts of papers which appear in the Proceedings and Appendix. There are 503 pages of letter-press and eighteen plates.

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The following division of the contents of the volume, under the various subjects, is given for comparison with last year's work:—

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1881. Pages. 1880. Pages.
Miscellaneous 170 240
Zoology 79 76
Botany 147 84
Chemistry 4 14
Geology 21 6
Proceedings 42 52
Appendix 40 66
503 538

The volumes of the Transactions now on hand are-

Vol. I., second edition, 420; vol. II., none; vol. III., none; vol. IV., none; vol. V., 60; vol. VI., 55; vol. VII., 160; vol. VIII., 25; vol. IX., 165; vol. X., 15; vol. XI., 80; vol. XII., 80; vol. XIII., not yet fully distributed.

It will be seen from the Honorary Treasurer's balance-sheet that there is a sum of £49 2s. Id. to the credit of the Board.

The Annual Reports of the various departments connected with the Institute are appended.

James Hector

, Manager.
Approved by the Board, 28th July, 1881:

Arthur Stock

, Chairman.

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Accounts of the New Zealand Institute, 1880–81.
Receipts.. Expenditure..
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Balance in hand, 21st July, 1880 4 8 3 Balance of account for printing
Vote for 1880–81 500 0 0 vol. xii. 66 6 6
Contributions from societies in aid of printing vols. xi. and xii., under clause d of Regulations of Institute 79 18 0 Printing vol. xiii. 498 18 5
Contribution from Wellington Philosophical Society (one-sixth, of annual revenue) 28 1 10 Miscellaneous items, including binding, &c. 2 5 1
Sale of volumes 4 4 0 Balance 49 2 1
$616 12 1 $616 12 1

Arthur Stock


Treasure.
28th July, 1881.