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Volume 16, 1883

List of Incorporated Societies.

Name of Society. Date of Incorporation.
Wellington Philosophical Society 10th June, 1868.
Auckland Institute 10th June, 1868.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 22nd October, 1868.
Otago Institute 18th October, 1869.
Westland Institute 21st December, 1874.
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute 31st March, 1875.
Southland Institute 21st July, 1880.
Nelson Philosophical Society 20th December, 1883.

Wellington Philosophical Society.

Office-bearers for 1883:—President—The Hon. G. Randall Johnson, M.L.C.; Vice-presidents—Dr. Buller, C.M.G., F.R.S., A. K. Newman, M.B., M.R.C.P.; Council—R. Govett, M. Chapman, James Hector, M.D., C.M.G., F.R.S., S. H. Cox, F.G.S., F.C.S., T. King, W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S., F. B. Hutchinson, M.R.C.S.; Auditor—H. F. Logan; Secretary and Treasurer—B. B. Gore.

Office-bearers for 1884:—President—Dr. Buller, C.M.G., F.R.S.; Vice-presidents—A. K. Newman, M.B., M.R.C.P., R. Govett; Council—James Hector, M.D., C.M.G., F.R.S., S. H. Cox, F.G.S., F.C.S., T. King, W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S., F. B. Hutchinson, M.R.C.S., G. W. Grabham, M.D.Lond., Martin Chapman; Auditor—H. F. Logan; Secretary and Treasurer—R. B. Gore.

Extracts from the Rules of the Wellington Philosophical Society.

5. Every member shall contribute annually to the funds of the Society the sum of one guinea.

6. The annual contribution shall be due on the first day of January in each year.

7. The sum of ten pounds may be paid at any time as a composition for life of the ordinary annual payment.

14. The time and place of the General Meetings of members of the Society shall be fixed by the Council and duly announced by the Secretary.

Auckland Institute.

Office-bearers for 1883:—President—Rt. Rev. W. G. Cowie, D.D.; Vice-presidents—E. Mackechnie, T. Peacock, M.H.R.; Council—G. Aickin, J. L. Campbell, M.D., W. D. Campbell, F.G.S., Mr. Justice Gillies, Hon. Colonel Haultain, Neil Heath, J. Martin, F.G.S., J. A. Pond, Rev. A. G. Purchas, M.R.C.S.E., H. G. Seth Smith, S. Percy Smith, F.R.G.S.; Secretary and Treasurer—T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S.; Auditor—T. Macffarlane.

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Office-bearers for 1884:—President—H. G. Seth Smith, R.M.; Vice-presidents—Rt. Rev. W. G. Cowie, D.D.; E. A. Mackechnie; Council—G. Aickin, Professor F. D. Brown, B.Sc., J. L. Campbell, M.D., Hon. Colonel Haultain, Neil Heath, J. Martin, F.G.S., J. Murray Moore, M.D., T. Peacock, M.H.R., J. A. Pond, Rev. A. G. Purchas, M.R.C.S.E., S. Percy Smith, F.R.G.S.; Secretary and Treasurer—T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S.; Auditor—T. Macffarlane.

Extracts from the Rules of the Auckland Institute.

1. Any person desiring to become a member of the Institute, shall be proposed in writing by two members, and shall be ballotted for at the next meeting of the Council.

4. New members on election to pay one guinea entrance fee, in addition to the annual subscription of one guinea, the annual subscriptions being payable in advance on the first day of April for the then current year.

5. Members may at any time become life-members by one payment of ten pounds ten shillings, in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

10. Annual General Meeting of the Society on the third Monday of February in each year. Ordinary Business Meetings are called by the Council from time to time.

Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

Office-bearers for 1883:—President—Professor F. W. Hutton; Vice-presidents—R. W. Fereday, E. Dobson; Treasurer—W. M. Maskell; Secretary—Geo. Gray; Council—Professor J. von Haast, Dr. Symes, C. Chilton, T. Crook, J. Inglis, T. S. Lambert.

Office-bearers for 1884:—President—R. W. Fereday; Vice-presidents Professor F. W. Hutton, J. Inglis; Treasurer—W. M. Maskell; Secretary—C. Chilton; Auditor—C. R. Blakiston; Council—H. R. Webb, G. Gray, G. Hogben, E. Dobson, T. Crook, Dr. Lendenfeld.

Extracts from the Rules of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

21. The Ordinary Meetings of the Institute shall be held on the first Thursday of each month during the months from March to November inclusive.

35. Members of the Institute shall pay one guinea annually as a subscription to the funds of the Institute. The subscription shall be due on the first of November in every year. Any member whose subscription shall be twelve months in arrears, shall cease to be a member of the Institute, but he may be restored by the Council if it sees fit.

37. Members may compound for all annual subscriptions of the current and future years by paying ten guineas.

Otago Institute.

Office-bearers for 1883:—President—A. Montgomery; Vice-presidents—W. Arthur, C.E., Rev. Dr. Roseby; Hon. Secretary—Professor Parker; Hon. Treasurer—D. Petrie, M.A.; Auditor—D. Brent; Council—Dr. Hocken, Professor Scott, G. M. Thomson, F. Chapman, R. Gillies, G. Joachim, Professor Mainwaring Brown.

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Office-bearers for 1884:—President—Donald Petrie, M.A.; Vice-presidents—Alex. Montgomery, Professor Scott; Hon. Secretary—Professor Parker; Hon. Treasurer—J. C. Thomson; Council—F. R. Chapman, W. Arthur, C.E., Professor Mainwaring Brown, Professor Ulrich, R. Gillies, F.L.S., G. M. Thomson, F.L.S., T. M. Hocken, M.R.C.S.; Auditor—D. Brent, M.A.

Extracts from the Constitution and Rules of the Otago Institute.

2. Any person desiring to join the Society may be elected by ballot, on being proposed in writing at any meeting of the Council or Society by two members, on payment of the annual subscription of one guinea for the year then current.

5. Members may at any time become life-members by one payment of ten pounds and ten shillings in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

8. An Annual General Meeting of the members of the Society shall be held in January in each year, at which meeting not less than ten members must be present, otherwise the meeting shall be adjourned by the members present from time to time, until the requisite number of members is present.

(5.) The session of the Otago Institute shall be during the winter months, from May to October, both inclusive.

Westland Institute.

Office-bearers for 1883:—President—W. A. Spence; Vice-president—T. O. W. Croft; Hon. Treasurer—J. P. Will; Secretary—Richard Hilldrup.

Office-bearers for 1884.—President—W. A. Spence; Vice-president—T. O. W. Croft; Treasurer—J. P. Will; Secretary—Richard Hilldrup.

Extracts from the Rules of the Westland Institute.

3. The Institute shall consist:—(1) Of life-members, i.e., persons who have at any one time made a donation to the Institute of ten pounds ten shillings or upwards; or persons who, in reward of special services rendered to the Institute, have been unanimously elected as such by the Committee or at the general half-yearly meeting. (2) Of members who pay two pounds two shillings each year. (3) Of members paying smaller sums, not less than ten shillings.

5. The Institute shall hold a half-yearly meeting on the third Monday in the months of December and June.

Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.

Office-bearers for 1883:—President—The Right Rev. the Bishop of Waiapu; Vice-president—W. I. Spencer; Hon. Secretary and Treasurer—W. Colenso; Council—T. W. Balfour, J. N. Bowerman, H. R. Holder, T. K. Newton, F. W. C. Sturm, C. H. Weber; Auditor—T. K. Newton.

Extracts from the Rules of the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.

3. The annual subscription for each member shall be one guinea, payable in advance, on the first day of January in every year.

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4. Members may at any time become life-members by one payment of ten pounds ten shillings in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

(4.) The session of the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute shall be during the winter months from May to October, both inclusive; and general meetings shall be held on the second Monday in each of those six months, at 8 p.m.

Southland Institute.

Office-bearers for 1883:—President—J. T. Thomson, C.E., F.R.G.S.; Vice-president—Rev. P. W. Fairclough; Secretary and Treasurer—J. C. Thomson; Council—Dr. Galbraith, Messrs. Carswell, Denniston, Hamilton, Robertson, Scandrett.

Office-bearers for 1884:—President—J. T. Thomson; Vice-president—Mr. Denniston; Secretary—W. S. Hamilton; Treasurer—W. R. Robertson; Council—Dr. Galbraith, — Scandrett, — Webber, J. T. Martin, — Carswell, J. B. Greig.

Nelson Philosophical Society.

Office-bearers for 1884:—President—The Bishop of Nelson; Vice-presidents—Dr. L. Boor, A. S. Atkinson; Secretary—Dr. J. Hudson; Treasurer—J. Holloway; Council—The Hon. J. C. Richmond, J. Meeson, M. Fearnley, J. Park, Col. Walcott.

Extract from the Rules of the Nelson Philosophical Society.

4. That members shall be elected by ballot.

6. That the annual subscription shall be one guinea.

7. That the sum of ten guineas may be paid in composition of the annual subscription.

16. That the meetings be held monthly.

23. That papers read before the Society shall be immediately delivered to the Secretary.