NEW SOUTH WALES Royal Society, May 17.—Rev. W. B. Clarke, M.A., F.G.S., in the chair.—The officers for the ensuing year were balloted for; —President (ex-officio), the Governor, Sir Hercules Robinson, K.C.M.G., &c.; Vice-presidents, the Rev. W. B. Clarke, M.A., F.G.S., Mr. H. C. Russell, F.R.A.S., Government Astronomer; Hon. Secretaries, Prof. Liversidge, Dr. Leibius. The treasurer presented his annual statement, which showed that although the Society had expended a considerable sum during the past year upon furniture and fittings for the new rooms, there was still a very satisfactory cash balance. The Rev. W. B. Clarke then delivered his annual address. The Society was informed that sections were about to be established by the council in order that members who devoted themselves to particular branches of scientific study might have afforded to them more frequent opportunities for meeting and working together than was possible at the more formal general meetings of the Society.