Election of officers FOR 1897.—President—The Bishop of Nelson; Vice-presidents—A. S. Atkinson, F.L.S., and Dr. W. J. Mackie; Council—Dr. L. Boor, E. Lukins, W. F. Worley, J. G. Bartell, and J. Holloway; Hon. Secretary— R. I. Kingsley; Hon. Treasurer—Dr. J. Hudson; Curator— R. I. Kingsley; Assistant Curator—E. Lukins.
The balance-sheet set forth the receipts for the year (including the balance brought forward, £14 7s. 8d.) to be £20 13s. 8d., the expenditure £11 4s. 10d. (of which £6 11s. was in connection with the Public Museum). A balance is brought forward of £9 8s. 10d.