Abstract of Report for 1881.—Seven meetings, the same as in the previous year, have been held since last annual meeting in February, 1881, on the following dates: 12th February, 6th and 20th August, 3rd and 17th September, 22nd October, 1881, and 21st January, 1882; the average attendance being greater than in the previous year. Thirty-five papers were read, five in excess of last year, on the following subjects :— Geology, 9; Zoology, 9; Botany, 7; Chemistry, 4; Miscellaneous, 6.
Sixteen additional members had been elected during the year, making a total at the present time of 303 members on the roll. Thirty volumes, besides many periodicals and pamphlets, had been added to the library, and a large number of the latter had been recently bound. From the statement of receipts and expenditure submitted by the Treasurer, it appeared that there was a credit balance of £75 15s. 8d.
The report and balance-sheet were adopted.