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Thursday, 7 May 1970

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for External Territories, upon notice:

(1)   When was William Henry Scott-Bloxam given a permit for the pistol with which he unlawfully wounded a young indigene at Pomio on 24th September 1969.

(2)   Has his permit been cancelled; if so, when.

Mr Barnes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   A licence was first issued to Mr Bloxam for the pistol on 9th June 1967. lt was renewed on 30th May 1968 and on 10th September 1969.

(2)   Yes; on 9th April 1970.

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