Excerpt from Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, Vol. 41: 1908 The following Act reconstituting the Institute was passed by Parliament: - 1903, No. 48. An Act to reconstitute the New Zealand Institute. 18th November, 1903. Whereas it is desirable to reconstitute the New Zealand Institute with a view to connecting it more closely with the affiliated institutions: Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: - 1. The Short Title of this Act is The New Zealand Institute Act, 1903. 2. The New Zealand Institute Act, 1867, is hereby repealed. 3. (1.) The body hitherto kwn as the New Zealand Institute (hereinafter referred to as the Institute ) shall consist of the Auckland Institute, the Wellington Philosophical Society, the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, the Otago Institute, the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, the Nelson Institute, the Westland Institute, the Southland Institute, and such others as may hereafter be incorporated in accordance with regulations to be made by the Board of Goverrs as hereinafter mentioned. (2.) Members of the above named incorporated societies shall be ipso facto members of the Institute. 4. The control and management of the Institute shall be in the hands of a Board of Goverrs, constituted as follows: - The Goverr; The Colonial Secretary; Four members to be appointed by the Goverr in Council during the month of December, one thousand nine hundred and three, and two members to be similarly appointed during the month of December in every succeeding year; Two members to be appointed by each of the incorporated societies at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin during the month of December in each alternate year; One member to be appointed by each of the other incorporated societies during the month of December in each alternate year. 5. (1.) Of the members appointed by the Goverr in Council two shall retire annually on the appointment of their successors; the first two members to retire shall be decided by lot, and thereafter the two members longest in office without reappointment shall retire. (2.) Subject to the provisions of the last preceding subsection, the appointed members of the Board shall hold office until the appointment of their successors. 6. The Board of Goverrs as above constituted shall be a body corporate, by the name of the New Zealand Institute, and by that name they shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and may sue and be sued, and shall have power and authority to take, purchase, and bold lands for the purposes hereinafter mentioned. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.