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Thursday, 12 August 1926

Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW - On the 4th August, Senator Kingsmill asked the following questions -

What are the proportions of Australian and imported timbers, respectively, used in theconstruction of Parliament House, Canberra I

I am now advised by the Federal Capital Commission that it is not possible, without considerable research, to ascertain the exact proportions. The whole of the joinery work - with the exception of some doors to press rooms, and several sashes on the lower floor of the kitchen block - and all the flooring, except for a small quantity of Baltic pine used in the press rooms, have been executed in Australian timbers. Oregon has been used in the floor joists of the main floor, upper floor, and flat room, and in the construction of main trusses over the chambers. The whole of the floor bearers and floor joists of the lower floor are of Australian hardwood.

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