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Friday, 26 July 1912


Senator NEEDHAM (Western Australia) . - On the occasion I referred to, the pilot dared to do it. A passenger was ill, and the doctor on board thought it was a case of small-pox. The yellow flag was flown, and, despite the fact that it was thought on board to be a case of small-pox the vessel was brought alongside the wharf. I still contend that when the yellow flag is flown the quarantine doctor ought to go on board the vessel at her mooring ground, and not alongside the wharf. If the pilot boat can take a pilot to a steamer, I contend that when the yellow flag is flown the quarantine doctor should board the vessel outside the Heads.







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