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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, 1950.

Membership. During the period six new members were elected, one resigned, and one transferred to Canterbury Branch.

The membership at the end of the year was: Life Members, 4; Members, 42; Total, 46.

Meetings. Eight meetings were held, the average attendance being about 20 members and visitors.

The subjects and the speakers were: 27th April, 1949, Annual Meeting—Address by the President, Mr. F. M. Corkhill, on “Sand Dunes”; 6th May, 1949, Film evening—Captain G. M. Turner showed his films of “Bird Life on the Farne Islands,” “Gardens of Stewart Island,” “Seals on Bench Island,” and “Bird Life on Stewart Island”; 25th May, 1949, “Mycorrhiza,” Dr. G. T. S. Baylis; 22nd June, 1949, “Science Protects the Citizen,” Mr. O. H. Keys; 27th July, 1949, “National Parks and Nature Reserves from an Ecological Standpoint,” Mr. J. T. Holloway; 25th August, 1949, Film evening—Mr. J. H. Sorensen showed his films of wild life in the Southern Islands; 28th September, 1949, “Bivalve Molluscs,” Miss Beryl I. Brewin; 26th October, 1949, “The Geology of Stewart Island,” Dr. G. J. Williams.