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Volume 79, 1951
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Great Barrier Reef Committee

Report of Representative

A meeting of the Committee was held at Brisbane on 10th September, 1948.

The business mainly concerned routine matters. Most discussion centred round a proposal to erect a Marine Biological Station on Heron Island, and a sub-committee was appointed to go into all the possibilities. Discussion also took place on tourists and the selling of shells. The balance in hand is £1,681 12s 7d, of which £1,300 is in bonds.

W. R. B. Oliver

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Representative on the Committee.

On the motion of Dr. Oliver, his report as representative on the Great Barrier Reef Committee was adopted.

On the motion of Dr. Archey it was resolved: “That the Royal Society of New Zealand observes with much interest the proposal of the Great Barrier Reef Committee to establish a Marine Biological Station on Heron Island, and offers its best wishes for the success of this important undertaking.”

National Parks. Dr. Oliver presented the following report of the Wild Life Committee of the Society.