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Cape Town.
Prof. J. C. BEATTIE, D.Sc..

F.R.S.E.
Prof. L. CRAWFORD, M.A.,

D.Sc., F.R.S.E.
Prof. P. D. HAHN, M.A., Ph.D.
R. MARLOTH, M.A., Ph.D.
J. M. P. MUIRHEAD, F.S.A.A.,

F.C.I.S., F.S.S., F.R.S.L.
ALBERT WALSH.
Rev. W. FLINT, D.D.

.C.E.

Durban. JAS. FLETCHER, A.M.I.C.E.

East London. GEORGE RATTRAY, M.A., B.Sc.

Ermelo. CLAUDE D. LUCAS.

Germiston. Dr. R. STRACHAN.

Simon's Town.
D. MACFARLANE, M.I.C.E.
Witwatersrand (including

Johannesburg).
A. R. ASPINALL, M.A.
ANGUS J. BEATON, F.C.S.
W. A. CALDECOTT, B.A.

M.I.M.M., F.C.S., M.Am.I.M.E. GEO. S. CORSTORPHINE, B.Sc.,

Ph.D., F.G.S.
A. VON DESSAUER, M.E.
G. A. H. DICKSON, A.R.I.B.A.
FRANK FLOWERS, F.R.G.S.,

F.R.A.S.
R. T. A. INNES, F.R.A.S.,

F.R.S.E., F.R.M.S.
H. LYSTER JAMESON, M.A.,

D.Sc., Ph.D.
E. J. LASCHINGER, B.A.Sc.
J. G. LAWN, A.R.S.M., A.M.I.C.E.,

F.G.S.
Prof. R. A. LEHFELDT, B.A., D.Sc.
E. H. V. MELVILL, A.M.I.C.E.
JAMES MOIR, M.A., D.Sc., F.C.S.
Prof. JOHN ORR, B.Sc., A.M.I.C.E.,

M.I.M.E.
W. C. C. PAKES, L.R.C.P.,

M.R.C.S., D.P.H., F.C.S., F.S.I. ARTHUR H. REID, F.R.I.B.A. ERNEST WILLIAMS, A.M.I.C.E.,

M.I.M.M.
J. R. WILLIAMS, M.I.M.M.,

M.I.M.E., M.Amer.I.M.E.

Kimberley
ARNOLD H. WATKINS, M.D.,

M.R.C.S.
ALPHEUS F. WILLIAMS.

King William's Town. H. M. CHUTE, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

Klerksdorp. E. H. HOWARD.

Lovedale. ALEX. W. ROBERTS, D.Sc.,

F.R.A.S., F.R.S.E.

Local Committees and Local Hon. Secretaries at the various

Centres represented on the Council.

Beira. Local Hon. Secretary. J. ABERCROMBY ALEXANDER.

Bulawayo. Local Hon. Secretary. F. P. MENNELL, F.G.S.

East London.

Local Committee. HAROLD E. B. BROOKING. B. H. DODD, M.A. GEORGE RATTRAY, M.A., B.Sc. JOHN WOOD.

Local Hon. Secretary. HAROLD E. B. BROOKING.

Graham's Town.

Local Hon. Secretary. Prof. J. E. DUERDEN, Ph.D.,

A.R.C.S.

Kimberley.

Local Committee. J. J. CHRISTIE. D. W. GREAT BATCH, M.S.A. D. J. HAARHOFF, J.P., M.L.A. Capt. T. QUENTRALL, F.G.S.,

M.I.M.E.
ROBERT C. ROSS.
ARNOLD H. WATKINS, M.D.,

M.R.C.S.
ALPHEUS F. WILLIAMS.

Local Hon. Secretary.
W. M. WALLACE, Wh.Sc.,

A.R.C.S., A.M.I.C.E.

King William's Town.

Local Hon. Secretary. H. MACREADY CHUTE, M.R.C.S.

L.R.C.P.

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Local Committee.

Dr. JAMES HYSLOP, D.S.O. J. W. SHORES, C.M.G. JAMES FLETCHER.

Dr. A. MACKENZIE.
C. W. METHVEN.
C. J. MUDIE.
R. à ABABRELTON.

Local Hon. Secretary.

C. W. DOUGLAS DE FENZI, Pieter

maritzburg

Port Elizabeth.

Local Hon. Secretary. FRED, W. COOPER.

Pretoria.

Local Committee.
A. M. A. STRUBEN (Chairman).
J. ADAMSON.
H. D. BADCOCK, M.A.
J. BURTT DAVY, F.L.S.,

F.R.G.S.
Dr. J. W. B. GUNNING.
G. W. HERDMAN, M.A.
H. KYNASTON.
W. DE ZWAAN.

Local Hon. Secretary.
Dr. J. W. B. GUNNING.

Queenstown.

Local Committee.
ERNEST E. GALPIN, F.L.S.
ARTHUR HEATLIE, B.A..

A.M.I.C.E.
T. F. TANNAHILL, M.D., C.M.,

D.P.H.
WILLIAM PAISLEY, M.B., B.Ch.

Local Hon. Secretary. WILLIAM PAISLEY, M.B., B.Ch.

Salisbury.
Local Hon. Secretary.
G. A. K. MARSHALL, F.Z.S.,

F.E.S.

Simon's Town.

Local Hon. Secretary. ERNEST W. ATTRIDGE, C.E.,

F.I.San.E.

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REPORT OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERIOD FROM

29TH AUGUST, 1905, TO 12TH JULY, 1906.

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The Report of the Treasurer for the year ended 30th June, 1906, with financial statements, is appended.

The total membership of the Association on the 30th June, 1906, was 1,322, showing a net increase of 33 for the year. Since that date 21 new members, and 36 Associate members have been elected.

With regard to Grants in Aid of Research, the following report is to be made :

(a) Mr. J. Burtt Davy has handed in an interim report on

the progress of the “ Annotated Catalogue of the Flower

ing Plants and Ferns 'known to occur in the Transvaal.”
(6) Mr. R. T. A. Innes, to whom a grant of £25 was made

in aid of the work of preparing tables of the Barometric
Pressures over South Africa and adjacent regions, has
submitted the complete tables of his results, which are

printed in this Report.
(c) During the past year a grant of £100 was made to Dr.

Alexander W. Roberts, of Lovedale, to aid him in his
work on Variable Stars. Dr. Roberts has undertaken to
have all his observations reduced and ready for the
printer within twelve onths from the date of the payment
of the grant. Owing to Dr. Roberts absence in Europe,
it has not been possible to obtain a report on the progress

of his work for this meeting.
(a) Dr. J. D. F. Gilchrist was also granted a sum of £100,

with a promise of a further £50 during the current year,
to aid in the investigations of the Fresh Water Fishes of
South Africa, including those of the Zambesi. The
Zoological Section of the British Association has agreed
to recommend a grant of £50 from its funds for the
purpose of assisting Dr. Gilchrist in these researches. A
preliminary report has been received from Dr. Gilchrist.

The Report of the Meeting of the British Association in South Africa last year has been published, and in accordance with an agreement made with the British Association, your Council has purchased at cost price a supply of these volumes, and Life Members and all those who were elected Members before the 30th

June, 1905, and have paid subscriptions for the two years ended 30th June, 1906, have been presented with a copy.

In connection with the visit of the British Association to South Africa, a Committee of Members of the South African Association was formed at Johannesburg for the purpose of publishing the papers read before the British Association in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Committee received

guarantee from the Transvaal Government to pay £400 towards the cost of printing. Copies of the majority of the papers contributed were obtained, and under the editorship of Mr. H. T. Montague Bell, the matter been incorporated into four volumes, which are now in the press in England. The volumes, which will prove of great interest to scientific men in South Africa and elsewhere, are being published at a subscription price of £2 25. per set.

In commemoration of the visit of the British Association to South Africa, a fund was raised under the initiation of the President of the British Association, for the endowment of a Medal and Scholarship or Studentship for South African Students.

I. The Executive Committee of the Medal Fund have submitted the following recommendations to the subscribers in regard co its award :

(i.) That the Fund, together wth a Die for the Medal be

offered to the President and Council of the British Asso-
ciation for transmission to South Africa, subject to the
conditions that follow :
(a) That the Fund be devoted to the preparation of a

Die for a Medal to be struck in Bronze, 2 inches
in diameter; and that the balance be invested and

the annual income held in trust. (b) That the Medal and income of the Fund be awarded

by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science for achievement and promise in

scientific research in South Africa. (ii.) That, as far as circumstances admit, the award be made

annually.

II. The Council of the British Association has resolved to add the balance (about £800) of the Special South African Fund to the South Africa Medal Fund.

Your Council has unanimously resolved to accept with every gratitude and high appreciation the offer made by the British

Association, and to undertake the administration of the Fund and the award of the Medal, and has submitted to the British Association the names of the following three Trustees :

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The Superintendent-General of Education for the Cape Colony.
The Controller and Auditor-General for the Cape Colony.
The Registrar of the University of the Cape of Good Hope.

As notified in the circulars issued on the 27th January, 1905, and 20th June, 1906, the Council has accepted with many thanks the offer from Mr. E. B. Sargant to pay the sum of £25 for the best essay on “ The best means of preserving the traditions and customs of the various South African Native Races in form available for future Scentific Research.” Members and Associates who wish to compete are reminded that papers must be received by the Secretary of the Association by the ist December next.

An Anthropological Standing Committee consisting of Sir Godfrey Lagden, Dr. S. Schönland, and Mr. von Dessauer, was appointed during the year to consider the preservation of records, histories, etc., of the Native Tribes in South Africa, and the Committee hopes to present at the next Annual Meeting a report on the progress of the work done. £10 has been voted by the Council for expenses incurred, which sum has, however, not yet been utilised.

Mr. T. Reunert has been appointed the convener of an Educa: tional Standing Committee which has in view the collection and collating of statistics relating to education in South Africa. Mr. Reunert is obtaining the support and assistance of the several Education Departments, and hopes to submit a report to the Council during the coming year.

The Witwatersrand Council of Education has decided to make a grant of £500 to this Association for furthering a scheme of University Extension Lectures. The administration of the Fund is left unconditionally in the hands of the Johannesburg Members of the Council, who have thankfully accepted the grant.

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WM. CULLEN,

J. D. F. GILCHRIST,

Hon. Secretaries.

12th July, 1906.

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