Fifth Meeting: 1st September, 1887.
Mr. G. Hogben, M.A., President, in the chair.
New Member.—G. T. Booth.
Papers.—1. “On some Fossils from Greymouth,” by Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. (Transactions, p. 267.)
2. “Description of a new Land Shell,” by Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. (Transactions, p. 43.)
3. “On the Greensands of the Waihao Forks,” by Professor F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. (Transactions, p. 264.)
The following resolution was passed:—
“That the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury desire to express their deep regret at the great loss which this Institute and the whole community has sustained by the death of the late Sir Julius von Haast, who was the originator of the Institute and several times its President, contributing, by his constant work in various branches of science, and by his untiring efforts in many other ways, to extend its usefulness and influence, and who, moreover, by his explorations and discoveries has done so much both officially and privately to advance the intellectual and material progress of Canterbury and of the whole Colony of New Zealand: and they request the President to convey to Lady von Haast and her family their deep sympathy with them in their bereavement.”