Jubilee Meeting: 30th August, 1912.
Present: Dr. L. Cockayne, F.R.S., President, in the chair, and about 350 members and guests, including Mr. H. Holland (Mayor of Christchurch), Mr. G. M. Thomson, M.P. (representing the Government), Mr. George Hogben (representing the Senate of the New Zealand University and the Education Department), Messrs. A. Hamilton and B. C. Aston (representing the New Zealand Institute), and Professor Picken (representing Victoria College).
Presidential Address.—Dr. L. Cockayne addressed the meeting with reference to the work carried out by the Institute during the past fifty years, and outlined some of the work for future investigation.
Congratulations.—His Worship the Mayor of Christchurch and Messrs. G. M. Thomson, George Hogben, and A. Hamilton briefly addiessed the meeting, conveying congratulations from the bodies which they represented.
Hector Medal.—On behalf of the New Zealand Institute, Mr. G. M. Thomson presented to Dr. L. Cockayne the Hector Medal for botany.