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Monday, 9 May 1927

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) [5.1]. - Mr. President

Honorable Senators. - Hear, hear!

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - I ask leave to move a motion transmitting a reply to the message from His Majesty the King.

Leave granted.

Motion (by Senator Sir George Pearce) proposed: -

That the following message be transmitted to His Majesty the King: -

In assuring Your Majesty of the loyalty and devotion of the people of Australia to your Person and to the Throne the Senate desires to thank Your Majesty for your most gracious message on the occasion of the establishment of the Scat of Government of the Commonwealth at Canberra. It recalls with pride and affection the important part Your Majesty took when the Federal Parliament was opened in Melbourne twenty-six years ago to-day, and expresses its deep gratitude for the active and continued interest which Your Majesty has been pleased to take in all that affects the common weal of the people of this Dominion. It will be long treasured as a mark of your special favour that Your Majesty should have honored Australia by commissioning your beloved son, His Royal Highness the Duke of York, to perform the official act for the establishment of the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth in its own Territory.

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