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PROCEEDINGS. POLYNESIAN SOCIETY.

A MEETING of the Council was held in the Library-room on Thursday, 13th December, 1923, at 4 p.m. Present: Messrs. Skinner (chairman), Rockel, Waller and White.

The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. Letters were read from the Secretary of the Maori Ethnological Research Board, stating that Mr. Elsdon Best's work “The Maori” would be printed by the Board, in Wellington, as “Memoir No. 5” of the Polynesian Society. The work—2 vols. of approximately 500 pages each—to be sold to the public at 15/-, and to members of the Polynesian Society for 7/6. The Chairman stated that he had accepted the Board's offer on behalf of the Society. It was proposed by Mr. Rockel, and carried, that the Chairman's action be confirmed.

The Treasurer reported that the Society's credit balance at general account was £2. It was resolved that the Secretary write to the Maori Ethnological Board requesting that the grant of £100, approved by the Board, be placed to the credit of this Society.

On the motion of Mr. White the date for holding the Annual General Meeting was fixed for Tuesday, 29th January, 1924, at 7.30 p.m. in the Library room.

New Members.—The following were proposed, seconded, and duly elected to membership:—

  • Mr. Hamana Mahuika, Kahukura, via Tokomaru Bay.
  • Mr. Timi Heihi, Kahukura, via Tokomaru Bay.
  • Mr. Henare Matanuku, Kahukura, via Tokomaru Bay.
  • Mr. Renata Tamepo, Kahukura, via Tokomaru Bay.
  • Mrs. Bruce, Rolesby, Burke's Pass, South Canterbury.
  • Mr. G. Davis, Pokapu, Kawakawa, Bay of Islands.
  • Mr. M. R. Jones, P.O. Box, 24, Hawera.
  • Mr. L. W. H. Grace, c/o Public Trustee, Wellington.
  • Mr. D. S. McGregor, Pemberton, Feilding.
  • Mr. C. Thompson, Stratford.
  • Wanganui Public Library.

The following account was passed for payment—postage stamps and dues, £2 15s. 0d.