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Volume 79, 1951
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Nelson Philosophical Society.
Annual Report for 1948–1949 Session.

Membership. The total membership of the Society for the year was 49, including 34 full and 15 associate members, compared with 36 and 15 respectively for 1948.

Meetings. Seven meetings were held during the 1948–49 Session, particulars of the addresses being as follows: 18th October, 1948, Annual meeting with showing of films, “Cook Strait Submarine Cable” and “T.V.A.”; 9th May, 1949, Sir Theodore Rigg, Presidential address, “Plant Nutrition”; 20th June, 1949, Sir Walter Scott, “Peoples of Czecho-Slovakia and Hungary”; 18th July, 1949, Dr. K. Curtis, “Tasmania”; 15th August, 1949, Mr. R. T. J. Blick, M.Sc, “Colour Photography”; 19th September, 1949, Mr. M. Bannister, B.Sc., “Forest Tree Improvement”; Miss J. Watson, M.Sc. “Zinc Deficiency”; Miss E. B. Kidson, M.Sc., “Hard Core of Tomatoes”; 5th October, 1949, Dr. R. A. Falla, President Royal Society of New Zealand, “The Royal Society of New Zealand in Relation to World Science.”

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Obituary. The Society records with regret the passing the year of Sir Thomas Easterfield. The following resolution was recorded in the minutes:—

“This meeting of the Nelson Philosophical Society places on record its high appreciation of the many valuable contributions to the advancement of science in New Zealand made by the late Sir Thomas Easterfield. In particular, it records the great interest taken by him in the work of the Nelson Philosophical Society and the valuable help which he gave as President and member over a period of 29 years.