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Thursday, 2 September 1920


Mr MARR (PARKES, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister repre senting the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   Has the attention of the Minister been drawn to the article in the Farmers and Settlers' Journal, of 27th August, relative to the warning of Mr. C. J.De Garis concerning aerial defence?

2.   If so, will the Minister please say what steps he proposes to take concerning the recommendations - (a) Landing grounds (30 acres cleared) every 20 miles along the main railway routes, and through the principal cross country areas; (b) charts and surveys, showing land peculiarities, heights of hills (invaluable in cloudy weather), and distances; (c) names of towns to be painted in large letters on the roofs of post-offices and railway stations throughout the Commonwealth; (d) dep?ts for benzine, castor oil, and other oils, convenient to landing grounds, to be established?







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