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Monday, 9 May 1927

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS. - It affords me much pleasure to convey this message from His Majesty tho King, which arrived yesterday -

Our thoughts are more than ever with you on this day of happy memories to me and to the Queen.

On this occasion of signal importance in the history of Australia I ask you to assure the people of the Commonwealth of my heartfelt wishes for their continued happiness and progress.

I share their pride in the new capital city and join in their prayers for its successful future.

Their Royal Highnesses, accompanied by Their Excellencies the GovernorGeneral and the State Governors, having retired, honorable members of the House of Representatives withdrew.

Sitting suspended from 12.3 to 5 p.m.

The President (Senator the Hon. Sir John Newlands) reported to the Senate the message from His Majesty the King, as delivered by His Royal Highness the Duke of York.

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