Hutton Research Grants.
Mr F. J. Turner was granted £30 at the annual meeting in 1932 to enable him to undertake a geological expedition to the south-west portion of Otago. He reported that the expedition went to Hollyford Valley in January, 1933. After ten days in the field he was recalled to Dunedin, and the work was left in the hands of Messrs Mackie and Service, who were quite capable of carrying out the survey. Mr Turner returned later to the field to complete certain investigations (at his own expense), and the results of the expedition will be embodied in a paper which will be submitted to the Institute for publication within the next two years.
Mr Christensen, who was granted £25 for collecting hybrids at Hanmer, reported that he had been unable to utilise the grant last year. and has asked that it may be available this year.
Mr L. C. King was granted £20 for a field study of tertiary rocks in the Awatere Valley. He reported on the 21st February that during the summer he spent ten and a-half weeks and traversed an area of 250 square miles, most of which was geologically mapped. Collections of fossils were made and brought in for study. The examination of the rocks belonging to the Awatere series is practically complete, and cursory observations have also been made on the older rocks of the district. He proposes to prepare the results of the investigation when the classification of the fossils is completed.
Dr O. H. Frankel and Waitemata Harbour Survey Committee reports are embodied in the research grants report given on pages xvi and xvii.
On the motion of Dr Kidson, seconded by Dr Farr, the report was adopted.