Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 5, December 1961
The annual report (sections of which have already been published) and the balance sheet were adopted. Membership last year reached 140.
Mr Baigent, who presided over an attendance of 23 members, explained that all officers of the association worked in an honorary capacity and the limited funds available were devoted to the development of the society's activities.
"The Nelson Historical Society was not formed a day too soon," said Mr Baigent. "Indeed, it was formed too late to gather much of Nelson's history, especially that relating to Maori occupation."
Mr J. A. Jenkins, chairman of the Records Committee, paid a tribute to the work being done by those in charge of different sections: Mr T. R. Jameson, who had been carrying on with the work of cross-indexing since the death of Mr J. G. McKay; Miss A. M. Jenkins and Dr K. Curtis, who were classifying the page Sevennewspaper material; and Mr L. W. Field and Mr H. C. Collins, who were in charge of the photographic section. Mr J. E. R. Paterson edits the Society's journal, and Mr B. E. Dickinson is the Society's secretary.
Mr Jenkins said the present temporary premises in the building of the A. & N.Z. Bank, which were full to the doors, would not be available to the Society for much longer. He would like to make it known, however, that extra assistance with the work in hand would be much appreciated.