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Volume 19, 1886
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Election of Office-bearers for 1887.

Election of Office-bearers for 1887.—President—Dr. Hutchinson; Vice-presidents—Mr. Travers and Hon. G. R. Johnson; Council—Messrs. Maskell, Brandon, Hulke, Govett, Pennefather, and Drs. Newman and Hector; Secretary and Treasurer—R. B. Gore; Auditor—W. E. Vaux.

New Member.—Mr. Clement Lee.

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Papers.—The following papers were then read:—

1. “On the Occurrence of Bismuth at the Owen Reefs, New Zealand,” by W. Skey. (Transactions, p. 459.)

Dr. Hector explained that he had collected this ore, and that this was the only metal required to make the list of metallic elements found in New Zealand complete. This discovery was interesting, as indicating the possibility of finding much more valuable minerals. He also gave an account of the locality where he had found the bismuth.

2. “On the Australian Moth (Junonia vellida) found in the Wellington District,” by G. V. Hudson. (Transactions, p. 201.)