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Tuesday, 22 November 1938

Mr FORDE - Is it a fact that the area upon which flying boats alight at Darwin during the wet season is infested with sea-snakes, and is within 200 yards of mangrove swamps which are infested with mosquitoes and sandflies? Is it a fact that in stormy weather, flying-boat passengers will have the choice of riding the storm in a motor launch - which has not yet arrived at Darwin from Sydney - or of remaining overnight in the flying boat at the mercy of the mosquitoes and sandflies? Is this the best arrangement that the department can make for a wetseason landing place at Darwin?

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