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Friday, 25 September 1942

Mr CURTIN (Fremantle) (Prime Minister) . - I move -

That the House do now adjourn.

I am sure that honorable members will desire me to express to the father of the House, the right honorable member for North Sydney (Mr. Hughes) their felicitations upon his attainment of his 78th birthday to-day. The right honorable gentleman, as I have said, is the father of the House, but he had a parliamentary career before he came into the Commonwealth Parliament, and, uninterruptedly for 48 years, he has been a representative of the people, in either the Parliament of New South Wales or the Parliament of the Commonwealth. The facts of his career are so well known that I shall not dwell upon them, but I am confident that all honorable members will join with me in congratulating him upon having passed another milestone. We extend to him our sincere good wishes for very many happy returns of this day.

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