During the year seven ordinary meetings have been held, at which twenty-six papers have been read. These may be classified as follows Zoology, 6; geology, 2; botany, 3; chemistry, 3; physics, 11; pure mathematics, 1. This list shows a slight increase as compared with last year's.
The membership now stands at sixty-six, which is the same as last year; but the number of associates has risen to seventy-six.
The library has been increased by the usual periodicals and donations, but it has been enriched especially by the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.
The photographic section still continues to be a flourishing branch of the Institute. The attendance at its meetings is very large, and in September it held one of the most successful exhibitions ever held in the colony.
The balance-sheet shows that the total receipts for the year have been £80 2s. 5d., and the total expenditure £71 1s. 6d., which, with last year's balance of £32 10s., leaves a credit balance of £41 10s. 11d.