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Volume 79, 1951
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Southland Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Annual Report for the Year ended 31st March, 1949

Membership. The membership at the close of the year was 41.

Meetings. May 4, 1948, Annual Meeting and Film Evening; June 23, “Science as Applied to Horticulture,” A. A. Hume; July 28, “Some Solar System Sketches,” G. G. Couling; film, “Fifty Degrees South”; August 25, Presidential Address, “Coal Resources of New Zealand,” R. W. Willett; September 17, films of Three Kings and “Bird Life on Stewart Island,” G. M. Turner; September 22, “The ‘Numbers’ of Mathematics,” Professor R. M. Gabriel; October 27, “The Future of Atomic Energy,” Dr. R. R. Nimmo.

Balopticon. The Branch's own balopticon was received and cost £92 1s 7d; £18 1s has been received in donations from members, but further help is asked.

F. Malcolm Corkill

, President.

O. Sansom

, Hon. Secretary.