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The New Zealand Parliament has been dissolved, and the new elections have been fixed to take place on July 22. The annual meeting of the Victoria (Philosophical) Institute took place at the house of the Society of Arts on Monday evening, the Earl of Shaftesbury in the chair. Captain F. Petrie, the honorary secretary, read the report, by which it appeared that the total number of home and foreign members is now 1100. Many papers have been read during the session. The report was moved by Sir J. Lefroy. Sir H. Barkly and Mr. Flavell, of New Zealand, also spoke. 5.7.1884