Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Tuesday, 8 March 1966

Mr BIRRELL (Port Adelaide) -Mr. Speaker,I wish to associate myself with the remarks made by the Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Holt), the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Calwell) and the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. McEwen) and to offer my brief but sincere tribute to the late Albert Victor Thompson whose long period of public service, both State and Federal, was so outstanding. Mr. Thompson was a man of the highest possible moral and religious character. He was loved and respected by us who were fortunate enough to know him. His approach to life was based on honesty and tolerance. I cannot recall his uttering a nasty word in all the years I knew him, nor can I recall a bad word directed at him. In the city of Port Adelaide and the surrounding districts the name of Bert Thompson is loved and respected by people in every walk of life. I join with the previous speakers in tendering sincere sympathy to Mrs. Thompson and her : family.

Suggest corrections