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Thursday, 11 April 1957

Mr MAKIN (Bonython) - by leaveI associate myself with the tributes that have been paid this morning to Mr. Campbell. I very earnestly express, is common with other honorable members goodwill towards him. I have known Mr. Campbell since boyhood, we having had mutual associations long ago. I knew him later in young manhood, also, and we have had constant contact through life. I was a member of the Parliament when it was located in Melbourne, at the time that Mr. Campbell came to be .associated with the "Hansard" staff.

I know of no man whose life and work have been higher in quality than Mr. Campbell's. In his private life, as in his public duties, he has exemplified standards that we might all seek to emulate. He has been a man of tremendous worth in his. every association with community life. In his church life, of course, he has been very devoted, and has indicated in his own efforts that his activities in that sphere were truly a part of the faith that he professes. I feel that, with the retirement of Mr. Campbell, we are losing a man of great quality, a man who has proved to be a great inspiration and help to those who have worked with him. I hope that in the course of time I shall feel that I merit the goodwill, kindly respect and universal regard that this good man has earned by the wonderful offices he has rendered in his public duties as well as in his private life.

In common with other honorable members, I wish to say how much I have appreciated the good services rendered to the Commonwealth by Mr. Campbell. He has the unique distinction of being the object of unanimous agreement on the pan of this Parliament - because we all are agreed that we owe to him a high tribute for his merit and the sterling work he has performed as Principal Parliamentary Reporter of the Commonwealth. To him. and to his good wife, we express our very best wishes for a happy and a long life capable of expressing itself still in channels of great usefulness to the people of this country.

Honorable Members. - Hear, hear!

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