Resolutions of Congress.
At the conclusion, of the Congress a Joint meeting of the Sectional Committees took place, and the resolutions passed by the various Sections were considered.
The remit from the Biology Section that in future Congresses there be a Section for Forestry.—Not agreed to.
The remit from the Geology Section that the Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute be asked to request the University Senate to consider the desirability of recognising Geology as one of the optional subjects for the Matriculation Examination.—Agreed to.
The remit from the Biology and Geology that at the next Congress the Board of Governors be asked to arrange for the holding of a Symposium on the subject of former land connections with New Zealand, and that a precis of all the salient points of this Symposium be published for the information of students.
The following two resolutions were passed by the Joint meeting of Sectional Committees.
That at future Congresses a large proportion of the time of the Congress be allocated to the discussion of questions of general interest, and that the Standing Committee be asked to avoid clashing with the hours of meeting of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.
The following resolution was passed at the Public Meeting of Congress on the evening of Saturday, January 30:—
That this Congress urges upon the Minister of Education that the teaching of New Zealand history in the schools shall include accounts of the achievements of the Maori and his Polynesian ancestor, and that we extend the noble traditions of our own race by adding the noble traditions of the Polynesians.
Proposed by Professor H. B. Kirk, seconded by Hon. G. M. Thomson, and carried unanimously.