Report of the Samoan Observatory Committee.
I have to state that the co-operation of the four members of the Institute on the above committee with the Government representatives has proceeded smoothly and with excellent results. There is reason to believe that, acting on the advice of the committee, the Department of External Affairs has conducted the Observatory at Samoa in a manner worthy of New Zealand, and satisfactory in every way from a scientific point of view.
The committee receives and comments on the annual report of the Director, and advises the External Affairs Department as to the way in which the money should be spent. The Department of External Affairs has shown a commendable, progressive
and scientific spirit in the way it has treated and assisted the deliberations of the committee.
The committee has regularly met, and has arranged for the publications of the Observatory as well as scientific working.