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Thursday, 28 May 1914

Senator FERRICKS (Queensland) . - I have been requested to bring before the Minister of Defence a matter of interest to North Queensland in particular, with regard to the selection of the Australian rifle team for Bisley. It has been the practice of the Commonwealth Council, which consists of one representative from each State, to depute to Queensland the right to choose its two representatives, one from the north and one from the south. Tests were held to select those two representatives for the team which has just left Australia, and Mr. E. Grosskreutz was duly selected as the representative for North Queensland. He is a member of the Proserpine rifle club, and went at his own expense to Mackay to shoot in the district competition for the selection of two representatives, who afterwards shot in the final at Townsville, under the auspices of the North Queensland Rifle Association. He was selected as the result of that test, and Mr. Halliday was selected as the representative of South Queensland. Mr. Grosskreutz was informed by letter from the North Queensland Rifle Association that he had been duly selected as the representative of North Queensland in the Bisley team, in the following terms: -

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