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Volume 19, 1886

Southland Institute.

First Meeting: 18th May, 1886.
Archdeacon Stocker, Vice-President, in the chair.

New Members.—J. L. McDonald, A. Highton, B.A.

Paper.—“Our Remote Ancestors: Who were they?” by Dr. Galbraith.

Second Meeting: 15th June, 1886.
Archdeacon Stocker, Vice-President, in the chair.

Paper.—“St. Briavels and the Forest of Dean,” by Mr. John McPherson.

Third Meeting: 13th July, 1886.
Dr. Galbraith, President, in the chair.

Paper.—“Evolution,” by Archdeacon Stocker.

Fourth Meeting: 17th August, 1886.
Dr. Galbraith, President, in the chair.

Paper.—“Electricity as a Motive Power, and as a Lighting Agent,” by A. Highton, B.A.

Fifth Meeting: 21st September, 1886.
Dr. Galbraith, President, in the chair.

Paper.—“Optical Illusions,” by Mr. Baker.

Sixth Meeting; 12th October, 1886.
Dr. Galbraith, President, in the chair.

Paper.—“Heat,” by Mr. Ireland.

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Seventh Meeting (Special): 21st December, 1886.
Dr. Galbraith, President, in the chair.

Paper.—“Antarctic Exploration in connection with Steam Whaling,” by Mr. Charles Traill. (Transactions, p. 470.)

Adjourned Annual Meeting: 5th April, 1887.

Abstract of Report.

The number of members on the roll is 72. The course of fortnightly lectures in connection with this Institute were well attended, and paid expenses. Only 34 members paid their subscription, but in spite of this drawback £20 has been expended in books; and, in addition, the library has been increased by many donations from the United States Geological Department. Credit balance in Colonial Bank, carried forward, £66 4s. 1d.

Election of Officers for 1887

Officers for 1887.—President—Venerable Archdeacon Stocker; Vice-president—A. Highton, B.A.; Treasurer—Mr. Robertson; Secretary—Edmund Webber; Council—Messrs. Bailey, McLean, and C. Tanner, Dr. Closs and Dr. Galbraith. Hon. Secretary—Edmund Webber.