Six ordinary meetings have been held, at which 10 papers have been read. During the year 12 new members have joined the Institute, but 31 have retired. At present the number on the books is 116. Several additions have been made to the library, and an order for a considerable number of new books has lately been sent to London. Mr. S. H. Cox, F.G.S., has been appointed to represent the Institute at the preliminary meetings of the proposed Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held in Sydney.
The balance-sheet shows: Total receipts, £146 8s.; total expenditure, £105 14s. 3d., leaving a credit balance of £40 13s. 9d. The reserve, consisting of the subscriptions of life-members, is now £59 16s. 9d.