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Friday, 13 July 1906

Mr DEAKIN (Ballarat) (Minister of External Affairs) . - It is fitting that honorable members should be informed of the acknowledgment by the Acting Premier of New Zealand and Mrs. Seddon of the resolutions of this Parliament recording our regret at the untimely death of the late Prime Minister of that Colony, and expressing our sympathy with his family and the people of New Zealand. The Acting Prime Minister of New Zealand writes : -

Prime Minister's Office,

Wellington, 7th July, 1906. .


I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 38th June, forwarding a memorial copy of the report of proceedings of the Commonwealth Parliament in passing the resolutions of regret at the death of the Right Honorable R. J. Seddon, and in reply thereto I beg to tender you, on behalf of Mrs. Seddon, her family, and the Government of New Zealand our heart-felt appreciation of the graceful tribute paid to the memory of our late Prime Minister.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,

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