Abstract of Annual Report.
During the year eight ordinary meetings were held, at which 24 papers and notes were read. The Council have held eight meetings. The Council have opened negotiations with the Government for a building site for the Society. Mr. F. H. Meinertzhagen, of Waimarama, now in England, deposited about 100 volumes of valuable scientific works and books of reference in the library of the Institute. In addition to this, books of the value of £16 0s. 6d. were purchased. Numerous geological specimens and other objects of interest were presented by the Director of the Colonial Museum.
The receipts for the year, including cash balance carried forward from last year, were £118 9s. 10d., to which has to be added the sum of £150 which was on fixed deposit. The expenditure has been £73 10s. 8d., and £100 has been invested on mortgage; and a cash balance of £47 9s. 7d. carried forward.
Election of Office-bearers:—President—J. Goodall; Vice-president—F. C. W. Sturm; Council—J. S. Caro, J. Hardcastle, R. C. Harding, N. Heath, H. Hill, W. I. Spencer; Hon. Secretary—A. Hamilton; Hon. Treasurer—J. N. Bowerman; Auditor—T. K. Newton.