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Friday, 2 August 1946


Mr LEMMON (Forrest) . - I associate myself and my colleagues from "Western Australia with the farewell good wishes extended to the Minister for the

Navy (Mr. Makin). My first recollection of him dates back to the days when I wore short " pants ". My father took me to the Tivoli Theatre in Melbourne about 26 years ago, when a seamen's strike was in progress. Then Mr. Makin, in association with the late Frank Anstey, was carrying the banner of the Australian Labour party, a job which required courage in those days. Three years ago, when I visited my parents in Victoria for the first time in twenty years, being the newly elected representative of Forrest, in Western Australia, among the first words of advice given to me by my father were: " If you need any advice, I recommend you to James Scullin and Norman Makin." That was good advice. Throughout his career the Minister has realized that no man can live unto himself. Whether it be in. a -simple act or in an important one we should all realize that our conduct will affect other members of the community. Awareness of this fact has guided the honorable gentleman in many of his tasks. Because of the consideration for others which he has always shown, he has earned the respect of all sections of the community regardless of their political beliefs. He has never compromised with his conscience; he has been honest to himself and to the nation. He will be greeted in America with the same respect with which he is regarded in Australia; He will bring credit not only upon himself but also upon this great young nation. ' .







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