Volume 31 1922 > Volume 31, No. 123 > Proceedings, p 157-158
PROCEEDINGS. POLYNESIAN SOCIETY.
A MEETING of the Council of the Polynesian Society was held in the Library, Hempton Room, on Thursday, 10th August, 1922, when there were present Messrs. W. H. Skinner (in the chair), P. White, R. H. Rockel and Capt. Waller.
A letter was read from Mr. W. W. Smith, Joint Secretary and Treasurer, resigning from the Council and also as a member of the Society.
Correspondence was read expressing appreciation re Memorial Number of the Journal, and offers of help in carrying on the work of the Society from the President (Mr. E. Best), also from Major Large, Geo. Graham, Jas. Cowan, J. C. Adams and others. Also from the Kaitaia Chamber of Commerce inviting the Council to visit that interesting locality and examine for themselves the numerous evidences of very early Maori occupation, and offering to take members in hand and show them over the district.
Mr. Fraser was requested to interview Mr. W. W. Smith with a view of persuading him to withdraw his resignation. In the event of Mr. Smith refusing to consider such withdrawal, it was decided that Messrs. Percy J. H. White and Charles Waterston be appointed Joint Hon. Secretaries and Treasurers to the Society.
The following new members were elected:—
A Meeting of the Council of the Polynesian Society was held in the Library, Hempton Room, on Friday, 25th August, 1922, when there were present Messrs. W. H. Skinner (in the chair), R. H. Rockel, C. Waterston and Capt. Waller.
Mr. Rockel reported that Mr. W. W. Smith could not see his way to reconsider his resignation. It was decided that the Council of the Society place on record its appreciation of Mr. Smith's services for the last eleven years, and regrets that circumstances should have arisen to prevent him continuing his membership.
Expressions of sympathy and regret on the death of Mr. S. P. Smith have been received from ethnologists in all parts of the world, and from societies, including the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Fijian Society of Suva.
With regard to our reference in the June issue of the Journal re “Stokes' Index to ‘Fornander's Polynesian Race,’” we are in receipt of further information from the Librarian of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, to the effect that forty copies of the Index are available for free distribution amongst such members of the Polynesian Society as desire them.
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