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the Board of Governors for the ensuing year in place of the Hon. L. Glyde and Mr. J. H. Clark. Dr. Gosse was voted to the chair. The Secretary read the letter, appended to the repert, from Mr. Clark, resigning his posi tion as one of the Governors. Mr. C. HlLL moved a vote of thanks to the retiring Governors. Mr. T. E. Bury thought that special reference should be made to Mr. Clark, and the sympathy of the meeting expressed with regard to the cause of his withdrawal from a position ?which he had so long and satisfactorily filled. (Hear, hear.) Mr. C. Williams suggested that their sympathy and thanks might be conveyed to Mr. Clark in a letter signed by the Chairman of the meeting. The Chatrmak agreed that there should be a special resolution. Mr. Clark bad certainly been a most devoted servant to the Institute, and they should express their good feeling towards him. The following resolution was ultimately carried: — 'That this meeting desires to record its warmest thankB to Mr. John Howard Clark for bis valuable and long continued services to the Institute, and its deep regret for the cause which has led to his withdrawal from the Board; and that this resolution be conveyed ta Mr. Clark by letter signed by the Chairman of this meeting.' A separate vote of thanks was then tendered to the Hon. L. Glyde, the other retiring Governor. Mr. Edwards then meved, and Mr. C. Hill seconded, the re-election of the Hon. L. Glyde as a member of the Board. 'The Hon. L. Gltde said that last year there (had been an expression of opinion that a change ef Governors was desirable, and had his friend Mr. Clark been able to continue in his position he 'Mr. Glyde) should have retired, but under the circumstances he was willing to serve them again. Mr. STEYE5SO5 proposed the Hon. W. Storrie as the other Governor. Mr. R. Lawrence seconded. The Chairman then declared the two hon. gentlemen mentioned duly elected. The Hon. L. Gltde suitably acknowledged the confidence reposed in him by the sub scribers. Mr. J. Z. Sellab called attention to a subject he had referred to last year, and that was the printing of a list of the books added to the library during the year at the end of the annual report. He would formally move — 'That a list of all books procured duiing the year be printed at the end of all future reports.' The Secretary pointed out that in all pro bability a fresh catalogue would be issued before the next annual meeting. The Hon. L. Gltde asked about how many books were generally added in the coarse of a year. The Secbetabt said that only about 700 had been procured during last year, and many of them were serials. About 6*00 more volumes were, however, ordered, and when they came to hand probably the new catalogue would be printed. Of coone, the nurober of new books was regulated in a great measure by the funds at the disposal of the Board. Mr. CoDD thought it very desirable that there should be some means of ascertaining what new books had been added, and would therefore second the resolution. The Secretary pointed out that a manuscript list of all additions to the Library was hung up for general information. The resolution was carried. Votes of thanks to the officers of the Institute, acknowledged by the Librarian (Mr. R. S. Benham), and to the chair closed the pro ceedings. ?


Akxual Meeting.

The annual meeting of the members of this institution was held at the Institute Buildings on Monday evening, October 13. There was a small attendance, and Mr. W. A. Wesfr-ErsL-inn.

M.P., member of the Board of Governors, pro sided. The following report, taken as read, was duly received and adopted : — 1. The improvement in the position and pro spects of the Institute, which the Board re ported last year, has been fully maintained during the year which they are now to review. Circumstances which will be explained in their proper place have prevented any considerable increase being Liade to the library sirce the date of the last report, but in other respects they are able to give a favourable account of the interests committed to their charge. The expenditure of the vote for the enlarge ment of the Institute builuin~ has necessarily occupied much of their time and attention during the past year. When the present build ing was designed, some 15 years ago, the state of the colony and the ideas entertained as to its requirements were very different from what they are now, and the Colonial Architect of that day did not contemplate auy enlargement of the building except the erection of a large hall at the north side, which would have completed the design. The necessity for such an addition does not,~however, exist at present, and it has been found very difficult to make any satisfactory design for such an enlargement of the building as is now required. Considering these matters, and bearing in mind that the Public Library and Museum of the Colony must be expected to keep pace with the growth of the community in wealth, population, and intellectual activity, the Board come to the conclusion that the existing building does net admit of such a continued enlargement a° will be required from time to time in the future. They therefore decided upon recem nending to the Government that the building to be erected should not be an addition to that now existing, but should be the western wing o' a new building to extend along North-terrace, and that it should be connected with the present building by a temporary corrdor. This proposal, whioh embodies the suggestion contained in the resolution of the anrual meeting last year, has been approved by the Govern ment, and in accordance therewith the founda tion of part of the proposed erection has been laid about 60 feet east of the present bdildin-j. It will probably be many years before the build ing is completed ; but as it will then be a Urge and imposing structure, it has boon thought advisable to invite competitive designs for it, and some considerable time must elapse before any further progress is made with the portion to be erected at present 2. Examinations. — In their last report the Board gave some information as to tbe progress which had been made in the establishment of periodical examinations in general education, together with a copy of the Statute authorizing such examinations. It was represented to them subsequently that it would be better tnat there should not be any maximum limit of age for candidates. This, of course, implied the abandon ment of the competitive element contained in the third clause of the Statvte, which provided that the names of the successful candidates should be published in the Government Gazette, 'arranged in tbe order of merit' Upon con sideration the Board approved of the pro posed changes, and obtained an amended Statute accordingly. It is not necessary to give the amended Statute here, as it only differs from the original ore (see last year's Report) ic the two respects men tioned above, viz., that candidates may come up for examination at any age above 15 years, and that the names of the successful candidates will be published in the Government Gazette. Since the date of the last report the Board have received official notifications of the recognition of the Institute examinations by the Royal College of Surgeon^ of England and by the Council of Slcdical Education and Registra tion, as being equivalent to their preliminary examinations. It was eventually decided that the examinations should be held in the month of May in each year, and the first was held in May last. The first examination cannot be regarded as very satisfactory either in respect ol the total number of candidates or of tha proportion who were successful; but much allowance must be made for the fact that it was tho first, and that the candidates had- not much time for prepara sion. The Board trust that: a gre°t impi jvement will be manifested at the second examination, which will take place in May, 1874. A pamphlet has been issued, containing the Statute and By laws, the table of subjects for the next exami nation, and also the papers of questions set at the last one. By this means all the informa tion deemed to be requisite has been furnished, not merely in Adelaide, but in various parts of the colony, the pamphlet in question having been pretty widey distributed. It may be mentioned here that the By-laws have been altered so as to admit of a lower certificate being given to those candidates who may pass in all the compulsory subjects except Latin and Mathematics (Euclid and Algebra). This certificate will be of no avail to medical students, but it was thought that it might be of pd vantage to youths in tended for commercial pursuits. While the arrangements for these examina tions were still in an incomplete state the Board were requested to undertake the charge of a Melbourne University Matriculation Examina tion, to be held in Adelaide in the month or November last; this they willingly agreed to do, and the examination took place at the appointed time. The papers of questions were forwarded from the University under seal, and the answer were returned similarly, the examination being conducted under the same regulations and in exactly the same way as if it had taken place at the University. 3. Lectures.— The usial Christmas entertain ment of readings and recitations took place last December. It was well attended, and was quite up to the standard which these anrual enter tainments have maintained for so many years — a result for which the Board have to thank the gentlemen who kindly gave their assistance on that occasion. The Board made arrangements recently with Mr. C. H. Pearson, M.A., late Prof. Mod. Hist. at King's College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge, for the delivery of a course of lectures on English History in tre 14th century. The course comprises six lectures. It com menced in the latter part of September, and is being continued on the Tuesday evening of each week. 4. Classes. — The evening classes have re mained during the year as they were at the date of the last report ; a change, however, has become necessary, as the Rev. H. Read, M.A., Professor of Classics, has resigned the charge of his classes in consequence of other duties which have devolved upou him. Mr. Read's resignation takes effect on September 30, but his successor has not yet been appointed. The classes in existence at the present time are as follows : — Latin, Greek, and English— Professor Mathematics— Professor, Rev. T. Field, M.A. French and German— Master, Mr. H. Noot nagel. Vocal Music— Master, Mr. H. F. Price. Drawinp, Painting, and Modelling— Master, Mr. C. Rift,- under the supennteauence cf the South Australian Society of Arts. A full report of the Art Classes will be 'ound in the sub-report of the South Australian Soaiety of Arts (Appendix B); the other classas are re ported on by their respective Professors and masters as follows : — The Rev. H. Read, M.A.. Professor of Classics, reports that he has hail during the year eight pupils in the Greek, Latin, and English classes, but that at the present time he has only j two pupils— one in the senior, and one in the junior Latin class. The Professor further states that one of his pupils has been ordained recently, after passing his final examination in Latin and Greek very satisfactorily; also that another who commenced the Latin language two years ago has now attained a very respectable degree of proficiency in it. Tbe ladies' classes were dis continued in the early part of the year on account of the very small number of pupils attending them.

I he Fev. T. Field, M.A., Professor of Mathe matics, reports that he has had seven pupils during the year, and that the number at the present time is five; he further states that the attendance of his pupils has been regular and their progress satisfactory.

Mr. Nootnagel reports that the average atten dance of hb pupils during the year has been— German, 6; French, 3; and that the number at the present time is— German, 5: French, 2; and that the progress has been good, and the attendance, generally speaking, regular. Mr. Nootnaeel further states that one of his pupils recently passed in German at the Matriculation Examination of the Melbourne University. Mr. H. F. Price reports that the Fourteenth HulJah Class, which was formed in July, 1872, completed its course in April last, and that in tbe same month a new Elementary Class was formed. It consi«ts of about 12 members, who have made good progress. 5. Country Institutes.— The half-yearly returns which the Board receive from the Country Institutes show that they bave been prospering during the past year, and that nearly all of them are in a satisfactory condi ion at the present time. The number of Institutes established or revived during the (.?ear has been above the average ; they are utuated in the following localities, viz., Milang, Gepp's Cross, Callington, Payneham, Kuriootpa, Port Augusta, and Kwlina. The total number of Country Institutes in Dperation at tho present time is 69. The following are the principal statistics of :he Country Institutes for January 1, 1873: — Total number of books, 63 Institutes, 37,478. Total number of members, 63 Institutes, 2,431. Income for year ending December 31, 1872, exclusive of Govern ment grant, 59 Institutes ... £2,709 0 0 circulation of books during the year endiDg December 31, 1872— 59 Institutes ? 60,058 The following is a list of the grants to Country Institutes for the present year, the amounts beiDg in course of payment by the Board: — £ s. & £ s. d. Aldinga ... 14 17 1 Mitcham ... 10 6 3 ingaston ... 30 17 0 Moonta ... 43 6 4 Ardtornish... 2 15 10 MountBarker 16 3 5 ishwell ... 7 12 6 Mt. Gambier 73 6 6 ithelstone... 23 8 0 Mt Pleasant 10 0 3 Auburn ... 13 5 1 Munno Para Brighton ... 11 1 0 'West ... 14 3 9 Burra ? £4 2 7 Noarlunga ... 3 18 4 Clare ? IP 9 7 Norton's Crafers ... 6 9 10 Summit ... 10 G 6 Finniss Flat . 3 5 4 QaLbar.k ... 4 0 4 Finniss Vale. 4 18 0 Payneham ... 5 0 0 Sawler ...179 10 3 Penola ? 61 3 6 Slenburn ... 2 17 0 PortAdelaide 96 3 5 Slen Osmond 8 13 2 Port Augusta 45 5 0 Soolwa ... 15 17 4 Port Gawler. 5 17 0 Sumeracha.. 37 10 3 Port Lincoln. 79 19 0 Bahndorf ... 8 10 1 Robe ? 51 15 7 Bighercombe 5 18 0 Saddleworth. 7 18 2 Sindmarsh... 37 1 6 Salter'sSprings 6 16 10 Kadina ... 10 0 0 Sandy Creek 5 6 11 Kapunda ... 85 16 1 Strathalbyn.. 24 8 9 Kinc-aig ... 34 18 6 Tanunda ... 15 9 6 LacepedeBay 13 9 1 Tarlee ? 8 15 6 Lyndoch ... 10 10 9 Troubridge... 3 12 4 Macclesfield. 6 1 10 Truro ? 7 14 10 MaciarenVale 6 16 2 Wallaroo ... 26 7 11 Meadows ... 4 7 3 Willunga ... 11 16 9 Melrose ... 13 17 7 Yankalilla ... 12 15 8 Milang ? 4 15 9 The number o? bones of books in circulation amongst the Country Institutes at the present time is 73, being an increase of 10 upon the number reported lastyear. The supply, however, is still inadequate to the demand, and an order for a quantity of books calculated to supply at least 10 boxes was sent to England by the last mail; and at the some time some sets of dis solving view slide*, suitable for illustrating lectures of a useful and instructive character, were ordered. Tne amount which the Board bold for the purchase of philosophical apparatus for use amongst the Countiy Institutes still remains on deposit in tre Ba'k of South Aus tralia, as there is no proper accommodation for the apparatus in the present building; it is to be hoped, however, that this difficulty will not long exist, and that the Bosrd may soon bo able to order the apparatus in question. A request has been made that book boxes containing German books may be provided for Institutes whose subscribers are chiefly Germans. The Board consider this a valuable suggestion, and will endeavour to carry it out. The Board have nothing more to report con cerning tl e Palmerston Book Club, as matters are not yet in a sufficiently settled state in that part of the province to allow of much pro gress being made in the formation of an Institute there. 6. Incorporated Societies.— The Board must again express their regret that they are unable to afford to the Adelaide Philosophical Society and the South Australian Society of Arts the accommodation which they require and ought to have. It is at p.-esent say when the new building will be completed, and until that time arrives the Beard will not be able to increase the very restricted accommoda tion which is all that is now available for tbe Incorporated Societies. Sub-reports of their proceedings during the past year will be found in Appendices B and C. 7. Museum. — The last paragraph might almost be repeated verbatim under this head ing. It is utterly impossible to make any ex tension of the Museum in the present building, or even to find room for any additional cases. The Curator's attention has, therefore, been chiefly directed daring the prst year to making exchanges with other Museums, iu preparation for the time when space may be afforded him in which to exhibit the whole collection. Tho Museum continues, however, to be quite as well attended as co.'ld be expected, and various donations have been received during the year, of which, together with other matters connected with the Museum, more detailed information will be found in the Curator's report (Appendix A.) 8. Library.— The following is a summary of the results of the annual examination of the Library, which took place in June last, viz.: — Vols. Vols. Total number of books in the'| catalogues (printed and manu- - 18,167 script) in June, 1873 ? ) Less — Books withdrawn prior to May, \ 1872, having been lost, worn - 567 out, or otheiwise disposed of... j ? 17,603 Deduct- - Books found to be missing in) ,on June, 1873 ? f lOi Books condemned during the year} as unserviceable, being woraV 120 out ? ? J — 240 Total number of volumes in the Library 'J or in the hands of subscribers at the - 17,360 time of the examination ? j It must not be supposed from the foregoing statement that 120 volumes had actually been lost during the past year. 'That number of volumes could not be accounted for at the time of the examination, but the experience of former years shows that it is safe to ca'culatethat about three-fourths of tbe missing books will be re turned, leaving about 30 which may be actually lost The great bulk of the missing books con ? si&ts of novels and periodicals. The Board desire to acknowledge the under mentioned donations to the Institute Library during the past year, viz.:— f Statutes of New South Wales, 1872. '. .| Journal of Legislative t Council, 1872. ' ''.-,' /Statistics. of New Zea The Government of J land, 1871. New Zealand .\.' j Results of tho Census of { New Zealand, 1871. f Ordinances of Otago, The Provincial Go- 1 Votes and Proceedin?3 vemment of Otsgo \ of Provincial Aim^m L bly,1872. (Acts of Parliament, Queensland, 1869-72, The Government and g^JJie, Queensland, Legislature of-^ 1869-70, 2 vols. Queets.and ... Registrar General's 10th and 11th Annual Re (. forts.

??.-.. ' (' Journals, House of As sembly (1st and 2nd The Government and Sessions, 1872), 2 vols. Legislature of Tas-- Journals, Legislative irania ... ... Council, do. Acts of Parliament, t Tasmania, 1872. ('Votes and Proceedings, Tbe Government and J Legislative Couucil of Legislature of Yic-i Victoria, 1872. ♦oria ? | Photograph of Rol'of I. Model of Victoria. The Government of /The Dominion of the British Columbia. ( West, 6 copies. f Acts of Council . Western Australia, 1872. Tbe Government of V2^£'g£g' Western Australia Jfg ' Blue-book. Wf stern :..' L Australia, 1S72. ('The Journal of Educa The -Chief .Superb- £»£ Oa*™- *£ tendent of Educa- V^L ^f' * tion,Ontario. 1 JSfi'^ on ???????? t Schools, 1871t f Patent Act Patents Ottawa, ^The Canadian Patent Canada'i Office Record, Nos. 1 ; (. to3. . : ;. . : ; f 7th Annual Report of , . . the Co!. Museum and Laboratory. !..?.;... Catalogue of tho Echino Dermata of New Zea . land. Do. of tho Marine Mol ' lusca of New Zealand. TV tt»*4/». ' -p-TJ ts Reports of Geological i ??']/' Survey and Explora fer + wT1'' tions in 1866-7, and : Wellington, N.Z. 187J -2. 1 Do. do. on Lower Wai ; ' kato District Do. do. on Thames Goldfield. Tranbactions and Pro i ceedings of the New Zealand Institute, vol. I 15. The Hon. Secretary, ( Catalogue of the Li Dunedin Athenaeum, i brary. ; /Monthly Notices of Pro The Royal Society of J ceedings, 1871. Tasmania. j Five Years' Meteorolo \ gical Observations. The Launceston Me- f Catalogue of the Li chanics' Institute. \ brary. ; /South Australian News, — Lymburner, Ade- J 1841-5. laide ? j Collection of Old Maps V. and Charts. His Honor Sir B. fReports of Trustees, Barry, President of 1870:71 and 1872. Trustees Public Li--{ Catalogue of Donations brary, &c, &c, Mel- 1 to the Public Library, bourne ......(. 1856 to 1872. f Official Record of Exhi bition (Melbourne, 1872-3). p«t t t PiMBj«ia Lectures (Indus, and Kev. j. j. rsleasdaJe, J nv,,* \r\a « r-.M«. D.D., Melbourne... $%*%&-*?* Two Essays — 1. Colonial Wines; 2, Preserved \. Meats. 1 Messrs. Stirling & Son, J The Western Australian I Perth, W. A. \ Almanac for 1873. The Trustees of the (Six vols. Natural His : British Museum ...( tory Catalogues. f Catalogue of the Li . ' brary, Alphabetical : : to do , March, 1871, ? (.to March, 1872. : f Proceedings, N03. 130 H'LSr1 ***** i Cotri^ndence relative London ... ...1 totheMelbourneTele t scope. Executive Council of j Discussions on Colonial Conference, London ( Policy. The Cobden Club, f Tbe Mission of Richard London ? } Cobden. Institution of Civil En gineers, Minutes of Procoedipgs and other F.S.Dutton,C.M.G., ^lications of' 20 Ditto, Catalogue of the Library, 1865. {.Sundry Books, 13 vols. London ... ... I yj C. P. Smyth, F.R.S., /Astronomical Observa &c, Astronomer- J tions, Royal Observa Royal for Scotland, ) tory, Edinburgh, vol. Edinburgh ? ^ 13. Also the undermentioned, of which copies have been regularly received : — The ' Chemical Society's JournaL' The ' Stat'stical Society's Journal.' ' The ' Food Journal.' I In their Report for last year the Board stated ? that two orders for books had been sent to j London. These booki ought to have been re ? ceived in the course of the year now past but ; owing to some misapprehension and neglect ' on tbe part of their London agents the books '? in question have not yet arrived. Their late » colleague, Mr. N. Blytb, sailed for Euglaud i in January last, and he kindly undertook to ! enquire into various matters respecting which i there had been ground of complaint. A further order for boo'cs was sent by the mail of September 10 last, which the Board hope ? will be executed irore promptly than its ; predecessors. To supply in some degree the ' deficiency of new books caused by the neglect 'referred to above, a considerable number of ! books have been procured during the year from ; Mr. Mul'en, of Melbourne. A few books havo also : been received by mail from England, and the 'supply of newspapers aid periodicals per English mail has been regularly received during the year. ? Although the fact must be well known to most if not all of the subscribers to the Library, it is proper to notice here a change which has taken place during the past year amongst the officers of the Institute. Mr. E. E. Hullack, the Assis tant Librarian, resigned his office List April in consequence cf having accc pted au eDgagemeut to go to the Nortbern Territory. Mr. Hallack had been in the service of the Board for fifteen I years, and they take this opportunity of ex ' pressing their good wishes for his success in his rnew undertaking. Mr. W. II. Jefferson has t been appointed in Mr. Hallack's place. ; 9. Statistics.— The following are the princi ! pal statistics of the Library Department of the i institute for the past year, with the corrospon j ding figures for the previous one : — I 1372-3 1871--2 ' Number of volumes circulated ??....'.. during tho year ? 50,112. 52,953 Number of volumes in the Li- ; brary at the annual examina- ? ' :.'::. tion in May ? 17,360 16,710 Number of new sub3cript:ons received during the year— r quarterly, 113 ; annual, 18 ... 131 ? 148 Average number of subscribers throughout the year, as shown by the amount received for ? subscriptions ? . 660 642 10. Board of Governors.— Reference has already been made incidentally to the fact that Mr Neville Bljth, for many years one of the Governors of the Institute, has left the colony on a *isit to England. This of course necessi tated his resignation of his tea*' at the Board, of which he had been an active and useful member, \ and th j Board much regret his departure.

Mr. Blyth had retired from the Board by rotation on October 1, 1872, and was reappointed during that month by His Excellency the Governor. On his resignation of his seat in De cember last the vacancy was filled up by the ap pointment of Mr. W. A. E. West-Erskine, M.A., M.P. In accordance with the Institute Act, Dr. Wyatt will retire on October 1, he having held office longest of the three nominated Governors. The Hon. W. Everard, M.L.C., andMr.Todd, C.M.G., the Governors representing the Philo sophical Society and the South Australian Society of Arts, will retire from office in the course of October, and the Societies will be required to fill up the vacancies during the month. Mr. L. Glyde, M.P., and Mr. J. Howard Clark, who represent the subscribers to the Library, 'will retire at the annual meeting to be held on October 13, at which meeting the sub scribers will elect their representatives for the ensuing year. The subscribers to the Library havo already been informed by Mr. Clark, throngh the public prints, that the state of his health prevents him from again offering his services as their representative. How valuable those services have been, and how willingly and cheerfully they have always been rendered, none can kaow so well as his colleague'; but they feel sure that in expressing their very deep regret for Mr. Clark's withdrawal from the Board, and for the cause which has led to it, and in acknow ledging the services which he has rendered to the Institute during so many years, they are expressing not only their own feelings, bnt those of the subscribers and the public. With this exception all the retuing Governors aro eligible for reappointment or re-election, as the case may be. The Board think it only a fitting recognition of Mr. Clark's long connection with the South Australian Institute, and of the valuable ser \ices which be has rendered to u, from the time when he was prominent amongst its foundei-s until now, that the words in which he takc3 leave of the subscribers to the Library whom he has so long represented sbould be placed on record. A copy of Mr. Clark's farewell address is therefore attached 'uereto. (See Appendix D.) ! 11. Receipts and Expesditctbe.— The follow ing is a statement of the receipts and expendi ture of the Institute during the past year : — Dr. i September 30, 1872. Balance in Bank ? £459 2 1 ! September 30, 1873. i H.M. Government. Institute Grant for one year .' ... 1,485 0 0 '? Subscriptions, &c Subscriptions and entrance fees re , ceived during year : — ; Annual ? £134 0 10 i Quarterly ? 542 76 I — ? -676 8 4 i Library Account. Received for books lost or injured, &c. 1 14 10 i Lecture Account. Proceeds of lectures, &c ? , 35 12 0 Examinations Account. . Candidates' fees received.. 6 6 0 '?. Contribution and Rent Account. Contribution from the Phi losophical Society for the ! year ending September ! 30, 1872 ? 12 0 0 Do. from the South Aus ! tralian Society of Arts, , fordo ? 20 0 0 Rent of Laboratory for one year ? ... 10 0 0 : ; — — - ' 42 0 0 ; Miscellaneous Receipts. Fines received during year : for non-return of books 3 8 4 Sundries ... ? 119 ' ? ? 410 1 ; Coujnthy Institute Grant ; Account. Received from H.M. Government for 1 payment of grants to Country ' Institutes for 1873 ... ... 1,300 4 9 Country Institute Account (General). Received from H.M. Go ' vernment, unappropri ated balance of erant for ; 1873 ... '... ... 19915 3 Do. from Bank of South Australia,' being interest 1 on amount deposited on : apparatus account ... 9 0 0 Do. from sundry Institutes 1 in payment for lectures, ? books lost, &c ? 5 16 6 Amount received for pur chase of books ? 24 14 4 _.. ? —239 6 1 j £4,251 4' 2 ?- Cr. : Bptember 30,1673. i Library Account. Paid for books, &c, pur ' chased in the colonies, j and sundry freight and charges ? r ... 140 1 10 Remitted to the Society of Arts (London) for books , and periodicals, and pro ' miums on the same ... 402 12 6 Remitted to Mr. F. Pitman i (London) for do. do. ... 151 10 0 Paid for binding books ... 85 5 0' Paid for rebinding and re ' pairing books, covers for magazines, kc. ... ... 61 3 1 .. . ! 840 12,5 1 Lets— ? .--: ;. . .' . ?; Amount transferred to I Country Institutes ac j count (and charged ..'..''. ? below) for books, &c.f : ??, ? ? purchased in London, ???.;., , . j and premium on re- ' ? ' mittance ? 48 3 7 — — — 792 8 10 Lecture Account. ? Expenses of readings December, 1872 2 14 0 Examinations Account. Expenses of Melbourne Uaiv, Matri culation Examination, November, 1S72; and of South Australian In stitute Examination, May, 1873 ... 60 1 6 Evening Classes Account. Grant to School of Design 26 2 0 Advertising Classes, kc. ... 22 17 6 ? 4819 6 Museum Account. ' . Sundry expeudituie, including salary of Curator ? ...-306 15 0 FURNITURE AND FITTINGS ACCOUNT. Cost of new shelving for books ... 11 15 0 Country Institute Grant . ? . Account. , . Paid grants for 1872 ... 83 18 3 , ?, Do. do. for 1873 ... 1,070 16 11 , ? 1,154 15 2 (Memo. — Amount still awaiting application, - J £232.) ? .;:?; ? ' ? '. Country Institute . Account. - - i (General.) . . . :.. Paid on account of lecture ?;? '.- : fees and lectuiers' tra- . , a , ?? , . r I veiling expenses ... 8 14 0 ? . Do. for book-boxes, bind- .,. .. ,? ? ing, printing, adver- ? . - - ,, ,*_ . ? tiang, postage, and ? ? .. ? ? sundry expenses ... 68 .. 15 11 ^ .. r ? Do. special grants to new ; ?-,,:? ,- ~: Institutes ? 25, 0 .0 , ; ; ; Books, kc, purchased .--j- r. 1 through Society of Arts, ' .--, _,. 7 ; ..._;./. I London— amount from ; ?. j Library account above 48 3 7 . i ... ? i ? —15013 6, ! Salaries Account. . . [Paid Officers' salaries ? .;. 836 19 1 I Incidental Expenses Account. Sundry payments, including firing, i lighting, insurance, cleaning, re : pairs, kc. ? ... 159 1 9 Printing, Postage, Stationery, ' advertising, &c, accouhts. .Sundry payments ? 42 1 2 Balance in Bank, including £300 f belonging to Country Institutes 1 account, but set ipert for purchase , of philosophical apparatus, also ; unpaid grants (see ante) ? 684 19 8 ! £4,251 4 2 J 12. Conclusion.— The 'growing prosperity !of the colony hu not been without it* influence

on the Institute in various ways, the most impor tant «f which undoubtedly is the certainty that at no very distant period its different depai tments will be provided with that increased accommodation which they have so long Heeded. The erection of such a building as that now contemplated must be a work of time, and the Board cannot hope that any part of it will be ready for occupation by tho next annual meet ing, although they do anticipate that some progress will have been made with it by that time. Looking forward to the increased accommo dation which will be thus afforded, the Board have urged upon the Government the desira bility of providing funds for the purchase of books for a Public Library of Reference, to which students could have direct access— a request which they believe will be favourably received both by the Government and the Legis. lature. They will conclude by expressing a hope that the commencement of an Institute Building of larger proportions and greater capabilities th»n the present may foreshadow an enlargement and extension of the scope and objects of the Institute itself. CHAS. TODD, Chairman. ROBT. KAY, Secretary. South Australian Institute, September 30, 1873. Appendix A. 'Report of the Curator of the South Aus tralian Institute Museum on the progress of the Museum during the year ending 30th September, 1873. ' To the Board of Governors of the South Aus tralian Institute. ' Gentlemen— In laying this annual report before you it is with regret that I have to state that for the want of the necessary accommoda tion for the reception and preservation of verte brata I have been compelled to avoid during the past year making many advantageous exchanges with other Museums desirous of pro curing specimens ot natural history peculiar to this province, and by which uany valuable and interesting additions might have been made, which would have greatly emic'aetl the collection. Considering the estimation in which Museums are now being held in the other Australian Colonies, as being a means of instruction to students and as tending to cultivate in the public a taste for science, I trust that accommo dation suitable to its many requirements may ere long be provided for the Public Museum, and that it will receive that liberal support which is justly due to an institution affording such useful means of education, and in which all classes of the community take so much interest. 'Ih anticipation of more suitable accomiro dation being provided I have forwarded to several Museums a considerable number of specimens of South Australian animals, birds, reptiua, shells, kc., for exchange, and am now selecting a large assortment of various specimens to forward to the Calcutta Museum, for which a very acceptable return may be expected during the next year. '. 'The principal additions which bave been made to the Museum by exchanges comprise various specimens from the Australian Museum, Sydney; Public Museum, Melbourne ; a skeleton of a species of Moa bird, and some gigantic remains of four other species, from Dr. flaaste, Canterbury Museum, New Zealand ; a collection of upwards of 700 species of named shells from Dr. Kaup, of the Darmstadt Museum ; a collec tion of 150 specie3 of named shells from Mr. Keene, Liverpool ; a collection of exotic insects from Count F. de Castelnau, Melbourne ; and various other objects from private individuals. ' The Museum has been well frequented by the public, and many acceptable donations, have been made. Special thanks for the interest taken in the advance of science are due to Mr. George Francis for presenting various minerals with analyses ; Mr. R. Jagoe, through whose kindness many specimens havo been procured ; Mr. A. Molineux, for his valuable ser/ices in procuring marine specimens ; Mr. W. Bedna)', in presenting many rare Australian shells, and his kind assistance m procuring the specific names of Australian shells ; Inspector Paul Foelsche and Mr. Stapleton, for their exertions in procuring specimens of natural history in the Northern Territory, &c, kc. 11 1 now beg, on behalf of the Governors of the Institute, to return thanks to the following ladies and gentlemen, to whom the Museum is much indebted for their liberal donations;— Mrs. Coote S. Debney Mrs. Kreusler, Gawler S. Dearing ! River F. S. C. Driffield Miss Warland A. J. E lmunds Miss A. Warland —Elliott, Ilfc* Biv. G. Bostock, Fre- combe mantle J.R.Ewins,B'ancbe- J. H. Angas, Esq.,M.P. town Dr. Peel W. D. Fisher Dr. Schomburgk G.Francis Lieut. Fergusson C. French, Mel Inspector Searcy . ' bourne Inspector Foelsche, N. C. Furler, Noar I Territory ? lunga Sergeant-Major Saun- L. H. Giles, Penton ; ders vale iMessrs. F.W.Andrews B. P. Goode ? J. B. Austin G. W. Goyder | KM.Bagot '? -;,' E, H. Hallack, N. I Olfsen Bagge . Territory W. R. Barnes, Blin- J. Hervey i man T; Hodges \ W. Bednall J. Holloway, Blin i J. R. Beck man j J.Bertram G. S.D'Arcy Irvine I G. Birrell J; Jagoe 1 K. C. Burton, N. R. . Jagoe, Sema S Territory phore i Allen Chambers J. C. F. Johnson - M. S. Clark, Burn- Edwin Jones, Hen I side sington ' ! J. Crompton, Clifton Messrs. W. Kerabav, 1 — CrystaU, Kanyaka Melbourne ! F. Darling J. H. Larking I J. Leadbeater, Mel- W. Renou j ? bourne J. Bippon, Glenelg C. Lemmon. Cur- Walter Rowjand rency Creek R. 8amders, War Moses Littlefield, N. cowie Territory A. H. Scarfe j C. Lowe, Strath- Julien Schomburgk j albyn T. D. Smeaton ! De N. Lucas E. Smith, Walker i G. Macgeorge ville j W. Mclntyre, Port G. Smith, Beaumont ; Lincoln J. Stevens, Mount J. W. McKecknie, Lofty MountBarker J. H. Styles ! H. Marshall, Penrice ? E. D. Swaffer, Port ; id. Mildred Lincoln ; A. Molineux : , .' A. Tocchi I E. Molineux W. B. Towler 1 J. E. Moulden H. Trew ? . — Noltenius, N. - H. Warland ! Territory -., ]J» Warren, .Spring ; H. Nootnagel ?.,.': field : J. Odewahn, Gawler ' F. E. 'Waterhouse River , — Webster, Glenelg W. Pearson, Brbugh- - C. Wentzel ton .' : ,. J. Williams, 'Parn j A. Perry,! . No5ii- dapa i lunga. ' . .'.'' A. Wbtton, . New E. 'Phillips, -Port Tiers - . : Adelaide ' ' C. Wright — , Pledge, Kapunda .. ..':,. .; I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, / J -Your most obedient servant, :? ; ,. j ' F..G. Waierhouse, C.M.Z.S., ? . i,-: ' „? ... ...??? .Curator.: :- ?; A._ _: . . - .-.,.. ? Appendix B. Abstract of the Transactions and Progress of the { ' South Australian Society of Arts for the year 1 ending 30th September, 1873. ' 1. At a special general meeting of the mem bers held on the 21st October last the Hon. W. iEverard, M.L.C., was elected a Governor of the Institute. ? 2. The annual general meeting was held on the 3rd June, 1S73, at which the follow ing were elected office-bearers for tiioyear, viz.:— I Patron : fffis Rcyal Highness the Duko of Fdinburgh. ] K.G., 4c. t President : i HisPxcellency the Governor, Anthony Musgrave : Esq., C.M.G. ) '.' Vice-Prestdbsts : ' The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Adelaide j A; S!lort» DD ? His Honor the Chief Justice, Sir R. D. Hanaon. S Sir J.H. Fisher, J.P. i G. F. Angas, Esq., J.P.

Jember of ths Board of Governors 'S. AX The Hon. W. Everard, M.L.C COMMrTTEB OF MANAGEMENT : A Abralian??, Eso. J. R. Garter. Esq. B. H. Cress, Esq.* G. Hamilton, Esq., J.P. F. S. Crawford, Esn. The Hon. A. Hay, Tho Hon. W. Everard, M.L.C. : M.L.C. c. Bill, Fsq. J. Fisher, Esq., J.p. £. J. Hodgkinson, E3q. W. Gosse, Esq., J.p. A. J. Tolley, Esq. J. T. Turnbull, Esq., J.P. Trustees : G. Tinline, Esq., J.P. | s. Tomb'nson, Esq.,J.P. t Auditors: , J. H. Clark, Esq., J.P. | W. Kay, Esq., J.P. Treasurer : : John Souttar, Esq., J.p, . Hon. Secretary: ;u A. Abrahams, Esq. 3. As stated in last year's report the Society ? has arranged for the financial year to terminate on £he 30th June in each year in lieu of the 80th September as hitherto. 4. For tho reasons expressed in paragraph 6 of this report no exhibition, competition for prizes, or art union distribution will be held this year. 5. The Committee have arranged for current expenses. As tbe public will not bo solicited to contribute or subscribe fcr two years, it is expected that next year a liberal amount will be secured for competitive prizes, and a large col loction of new and superior works of art lent for exhibition. Tho art union prizes, consisting of engravings and statuary, aie already im ported from England. 6. The hopo expressed in the last report that/jL at the end of 1873 somo portion of the new'T Miilding would bo completed has not been realized. * Doubtless this will greatly disappoint artists intending to compete for prizes, as we'l as the public generally, yet thoy will becon.oled by the knowledgo that the Government have most wisely determined upon commencing the erection of an entirely now odifico of a magni tude commensurate with tho educat;onal and intellectual progress of the colony. It is to bo hoped that the intention will meet with the liberal support of the Legislature, and be carried out m a spirit that will place the province moro upon an equality with the neighbouring colonies in respect of the pos session of a national institution characteristic of the wealth and intellect of South Australia. 7. The annexed letter and tables from tho master of the School of Design report favour ably on the progress of the pupils. Abraham Abrahams, Hon. Secretary. 'School of Design, S. A. Institute, September 30, 1873. 'A. Abrahams, Esq., Hon. Secretary S. A. Society of Arts. 'Dear Sir— With the annexed tables of the monthly attendance, I have great pleasure in reporting a marked improvement in most of tho pupils under my instruction. Although the total attendance during the year is below that of 1872, the number has increased dining tbe last six months. I attribute this falling off to two causes— The first and most pressing is the wait of a more suitable nd higher class of subjects te study from, and a total want of text books on perbpc:tive, composition, suatomy, geometry and mechanism. These wants cau«'. many pupils to leave much earlier than they might otherwise do, and throw the sohool bacic on the simple elementary class, shoilen the number attending and etuut the usefulness' of tho school. Another came is the cemt-'on of the annual Exhibition, which gave a stimulus to the exertions of those desirous of competing for ; the prizes. ' I am, dear Sir, yours traly, 'Charles Hill, Master.' Appendix C. . ' . Abstract of Proceedings of the Adelaide Philoso phical Society for the year ending 30th Sep tember, 1873. At the 19th annual meeting tho follow In? officers were elected for tbe ensuing year:— Hia Excellency Sir James Fergusson, Bart., Presi dent; Sir R. D. Hansen, Kt., and Mr. T. Di . Smeaton, Vice-Presidents;Mr. C.Todd, C.M.G., Representative Governor; Mr. J. H. Clark, Treasurer; and Mr. C. W. Babbage, Hon. Sec During the year the following papers have been read before this Soc'oty: — ; ' Some remarks on the Journal of the London Society of Arts,' by Mr. C. A. Wilson. 'Tasmanip; a short account of its b*story, condition, and products,' by Mr. A. Hull. j 'The Weather, Part 1 and 2,' by Mr. R. Ineleby. ; r'Gas Lighting by Electricity,' by Mr. W. Lloyd Wise, from the London Society , of Arts Journal. ' ' The Origin and Progression of Animal Life in the past through development,' by the Honi. B. T. Finniss. ; During the past year the following gentlemen have been elected members by ballot: — Messrs.' ' W. D. Glyde, 8. D. Glyde, G. T. Light, and A. T. Magarey. C. W. Babbagk, Hon. Sec. Appendix D. Farewell Address of Mr. J. Howard Clark to the Subscribers to the L' brary. i Ladies and Gentlemen— I think it right to givo you timely notice that it is not my inteution to offer myself for re-election as one of your representatives for the ensuing year at the Board of Governors. Ill-health has prevented my attendance at the Board for the pa3t three monthn, and it would be neither prudent on my own account nor just to you for me to under take duties in the future which I may in like manner be prevented from discharging. I cannot thus sever the connection between us which arose in the old days of the 'South Australian Library and Mechanics' Institute,' and which with two brief intervals has now sub sisted for close upon twenty yoars, without warmly thanking you for tho confidonce you have ho long reposed in me. Lot me also con gratulate you upon tho assured prospect now Before us of a speedy extension of that limited accommodation which the present building affords, and wh;ch has for *oino time past seriously cramped tbe means of usefulness and instruction which tbe Institute was designed to supply. I trust that the wise liberality of the Legislature will enable the Governors ere long to make the Institute in all rcspojts worthy of South Australia. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours faithfully, i Jxo. Howard Clabk. ! Mr. C. Williams asked whether the Board were in apo-ition to give any information re garding tbe proposed extension of the Institute. The Secretary (Mr. R. Kay), in reply, re peated the statements on the subject made in, the annual report. i Dr. Gosse asked how the foundations came, to be laid while competitive designs for the erection of a new building were still being ' called for. i Mr. L. Gltdb, member of the Board, explained ? that wliatever was to be dono at present would onljr form part of a great wbolo which hi process. ' of time it was contemplated to carry out, The. ?- foundations laid were those of a large room to meet present exigencies, and he was sure it ^rould prove a great benefit t-- the Institute. j The 'Secretary thought there was nothing paradoxical in the coun-e which had been adopted, the competitive architects having been. . given jjteyly to understand that aay design would have to tako in the room about to be-, erected. . i Dr. Gosse asked whether tho ground plans had been airauged. I The Secretary said roughly they had been a» far an the western wing of the new Institute waa concerned ; but the architects w«i& free to fix the centre as they thought fit. At present tbe eastern wing was left in abeyance. Mr. C. IllLL observed that tho Society of Arts had been very energetic in agitating for tho enlargement of the Institute, as ii was much hampered in it3 operation for want of fipace. He was sorry to see, therefore, that no provision ?was made in the plan, of the present extonsioa for its. being put in a position to hold au annual exhibition, which from the reason mentioned i^. had been unable to do latterly. The Chairman was afraid the only answer )» could give waa that want of funds prevent*! them doing as much as thoy would like to do. The meeting then closed. Meeting op Subscribers to the Library. . Immediately after the above a meeting of the jjubKribers to the Institute Library wjw held for the purpose of electing two members, oat