Abstract of Annual Report.
During the session seven general meetings have been held. At three of these lectures were delivered; one took the form of a conversazione; and at the other three, nine papers were read. The Council notes the increased attendance of members at the meetings, but regrets that so few original papers have been read. It also regrets that research papers of great value should be sent away to other countries, on account of the difficulty of getting suitable illustrations executed in the Colony, and also on account of the want of publicity hitherto attained by papers printed in the “Transactions of the New Zealand Institute.”
During the year 17 new members have been elected, but several names have been removed from the roll, which now shows an actual membership of only 137.
The total actual receipts for the year, (including a balance of £67 2s. from the previous year,) amount to £199 19s. 6d., and the cash expenditure to £114 19s. 5d.; leaving a balance to credit of account of £85 Os. 2d., subject to outstanding liabilities. The sum of £221 12s. 9d. is on fixed deposit. The balance of assets over liabilities is £253 5s. 7d.