The President, Mr. G. G. Stead
, in moving the adoption of the report and balance sheet, said:—I purpose availing myself of the retiring President's customary privilege of reviewing the trade and position of the Colony. The Committee's report having fully dealt with the work of the Chamber and with our local trade, I will not traverse the same ground again, but, so far as I conveniently can, will confine my remarks to the following subjects:—
|1.||The Colony's progress during the recent depression.
|2.||Its present position, and
|3.||Its probable future.