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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Page: 1304


Senator BERNARDI (3:55 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes with deep regret the passing of Mr William Alfred (Bill) Brown, OAM on 16 March 2008;

(b)   acknowledges the significant contribution Mr Brown made to:

(i)   Australia as a member of the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II, seeing action in the Pacific, and

(ii)   Australian cricket through his career as a batsman, Australian captain and as a mentor to other cricketers;

(c)   notes that at the time of his passing Mr Brown was Australia’s oldest surviving test cricketer, and was the last survivor of one of the defining moments in Australian cricket history, the 1934 Test defeat to England at Lords; and

(d)   offers its condolences to his family and friends.

Question agreed to.