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Wednesday, 3 May 1939


Mr HOLLOWAY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) y asked the Minister in charge of External Territories, upon notice -

Has the Government yet come to a decision as to the site for the capital of New Guinea?


Mr Perkins - Pending completion of investigations that are to be made as to the possibility of a combined administration for the Territories of Papua and New Guinea with one chief administrative centre, it is not proposed that a separate site should be selected for the administrative head-quarters of the Territory of New Guinea.


Mr HOLLOWAY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) y asked the Minister in charge of External Territories, upon notice -

When will work on the construction of the road between Salamaua and Wau be commenced ?


Mr Perkins - Tenders for the construction of the road from Salamaua to Wau will be invited as soon as a detailed survey of the route is made. The Administrator recently visited Salamaua in connexion with the organization of the survey work, which will be expedited as much as possible.







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