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New Zealand Institute.

Established under an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand Intituled the New Zealand Institute Act, 1867; Reconstituted by an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand under the New Zealand Institute Act, 1903, and Continued by the New Zealand Institute Act, 1908.

Board Of Governors.
Ex Officio.
His Excellency the Governor.
The Hon. the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Nominated By The Government.

Mr. Charles A. Ewen (reappointed December, 1916); Dr. J. Allan Thomson, F.G.S. (appointed December, 1915); Mr. B. C. Aston, F.I.C. (appointed December, 1915); Dr. Charles Chilton, F.L.S., C.M.Z.S., (reappointed December, 1916).

Elected By Affiliated Societies (December, 1915).

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Wellington Philosophical Society Professor T. H. Easterfield, M.A., Ph.D.
Professor H. B. Kirk, M.A.
Auckland Institute Mr. D. Petrie, M.A., Ph.D.
Professor H. W. Segar, M.A.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury Dr. Hilgendorf, M.A.
Mr. A. M. Wright, F.C.S.
Otago Institute Professor Marshall, M. A., D.Sc., F.G.S.
Mr. G. M. Thomson, F.C.S., F.L.S.
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute Mr. H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S.
Nelson Institute Dr. L. Cockayne, F.L. S., F.R.S.
Manawatu Philosophical Society Mr. J. W. Poynton, S.M.
Wanganui Philosophical Society Dr. H. R. Hatherly, M.R.C.S.
Officers for the Year 1917.
President: Professor Benham, M.A., D.Sc., F.Z.S., F.R.S.
Hon. Treasurer: Mr C. A. Ewen.
Hon. Editors: Dr. L. Cockayne, F.R.S.; Dr. C. A. Cotton, F.G.S.
Hon. Librarian: Dr. J. Allan Thomson, F. G.S.
Hon. Secretary: Mr. B. C. Aston, F.I.C., F.C.S.
(Box 40, Post-office, Wellington).
Affiliated Societies.

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Name of Society Secretary's Name and Address Date of Affiliation.
Wellington Philosophical Society C. E. Adams, Hector Observatory, Wellington 10th June, 1868.
Auckland Institute T. F. Cheeseman, Museum 10th June, 1868.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury L. P. Symes, 22 Mays Road, Christchurch 22nd October, 1868.
Otago Institute E. J. Parr, Boys' High School, Dunedin 18th October, 1869.
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute James Niven, Technical College, Napier 31st March, 1875.
Nelson Institute E. L. Morley, Waimea Street 20th December, 1883.
Manawatu Philosophical Society K. Wilson, Palmerston North 6th January, 1905.
Wanganui Philosophical Society J. P. Williamson, Box 171, Wanganui 2nd December, 1911.
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Former Honorary Members.


  • Agassiz, Professor Louis. Drury, Captain Byron, R.N. Flower, Professor W. H., F.R.S. Hochstetter, Dr. Ferdinand von. Hooker, Sir J. D., G.C.S.I., C.B., M.D., F.R.S., O.M.

  • Mueller, Ferdinand von, M.D., F.R.S., C.M.G.

  • Owen, Professor Richard, F.R.S. Richards, Rear-Admiral G. H.


  • Darwin, Charles, M.A., F.R.S. Gray, J. E., Ph.D., F.R.S.

  • Lindsay, W. Lauder, M. D., F.R.S.E.


  • Grey, Sir George, K.C.B. Huxley, Thomas H., LL.D., F.R.S.

  • Stokes, Vice-Admiral J. L.


  • Bowen, Sir George Ferguson, G.C.M.G. Gunther, A., M.D., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.

  • Lyell, Sir Charles, Bart., D.C.L., F.R.S.


  • McLachlan, Robert, F.L.S. Newton, Alfred, F.R.S.

  • Thomson, Professor Wyville, F.R.S.


  • Filhol, Dr. H. Rolleston, Professor G., M.D., F.R.S.

  • Sclater, P. L., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.


  • Clarke, Rev. W. B., M.A., F.R.S.

  • Etheridge, Professor R., F.R.S.


  • Baird, Professor Spencer F.

  • Weld, Frederick A., C.M.G.


  • Garrod, Professor A. H., F.R.S. Muller, Professor Max, F.R.S.

  • Tenison-Woods, Rev. J. E., F.L.S.


  • The Most Noble the Marquis of Normanby, G.C.M.G.


  • Carpenter, Dr. W. B., C.B., F.R.S. Ellery, Robert L. J., F.R.S.

  • Thomson, Sir William, F.R.S.


  • Gray, Professor Asa. Sharp, Richard Bowdler, M.A., F.R.S.

  • Wallace, A. R., F.R.S., O.M.


  • Beneden, Professor J. P. van Ettingshausen, Baron von.

  • McCoy, Professor F., D.Sc., C.M.G., F.R.S.


  • Riley, Professor C. V.


  • Davis, J. W., F.G.S., F.L.S.

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  • Mitten, William, F.R.S.


  • Langley, S. P.


  • Agardh, Dr. J. G.

  • Avebury, Lord, P.C., F.R.S.


  • Eve, H. W., M.A.

  • Howes, G. B., LL.D., F.R.S.


  • Milne, J., F.R.S.


  • Darwin, Sir George, F.R.S.

Former Manager and Editor.
[Under The New Zealand Institute Act, 1867.]


  • Hector, Sir James, M.D., K.C.M.G., F.R.S.

Past Presidents.


  • Hutton, Captain Frederick Wollaston, F.R.S.


  • Hector, Sir James, M.D., K. C.M.G., F.R.S.


  • Thomson, George Malcolm, F.L.S., F.C.S.


  • Hamilton, A.


  • Cheeseman, T. F., F.L.S., F.Z.S.


  • Chilton, C., M. A., D.Sc., LL.D., F.L.S., C.M.Z.S.

Honorary Members.


  • Finsch, Professor Otto, Ph.D., Braunschweig, Germany.


  • Pickard-Cambridge, The Rev. O., M.A., C.M.Z.S.


  • Berggren, Dr. S., Lund, Sweden.

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  • Sharp, Dr. D., University Museum, Cambridge.


  • Liversidge, Professor A., M.A., F.R.S., Fieldhead, Coombe Warren, Kingston Hill, England. Nordstedt, Professor Otto, Ph.D., University of Lund, Sweden.


  • Goodale, Professor G. L., M.D., LL.D., Harvard University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


  • Codrington, Rev R. H., D.D., Wadhurst Rectory, Sussex, England. Thiselton - Dyer, Sir W. T., K.C.M.G., C.I.E., LL D., M.A., F.R.S., Witcombe, Gloucester, England.


  • Lydekker, Richard, B.A., F.R.S., British Museum, South Kensington.


  • Massee, George, F.R.M.S., Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


  • Goebel, Professor Dr.Carl Von, University of Munich.


  • Sars, Professor G. O., University of Christiania, Norway.


  • Klotz, Professor Otto J., 437 Albert Street, Ottawa, Canada.


  • Rutherford, Professor Sir E., D.Sc., F.R.S., Nobel Laureate, University of Manchester.

  • David, Professor T. Edgeworth, F.R.S., C.M.G., Sydney University, N.S.W.


  • Beddard, F.E., D.Sc., F.R.S., Zoological Society, London.

  • Brady, G. S., D.Sc., F.R.S., University of Durham, England.


  • Dendy, Dr. A., F.R.S., King's College, University of London, England.

  • Diels, Professor L., Ph.D., University of Marburg.

  • Meyrick, E., B.A., F.R.S., Marlborough College, England.

  • Stebbing, Rev. T. R. R., F.R.S., Tunbridge Wells, England.


  • Bruce, Dr. W. S., Edinburgh.


  • Davis, Professor W. Morris, Harvard University.

  • Hemsley, Dr W. Botting, F.R.S., Strawberry Hill, London, England.


  • Arber, Dr. E. Newell, Cambridge, England.

  • Balfour, Professor I. Bayley, F.R.S., Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

  • Haswell, Professor W. A., F.R.S., University, Sydney.


  • Bateson, Professor W., F.R.S., Merton, Surrey, England.


  • Massart, Professor Jean, University of Brussels, Belgium.