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Wednesday, 28 September 1927


Senator KINGSMILL (Western Australia) . - As Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, of which the late lamented senator was a member, and in whose service he met his death, I endorse the expressions of sympathy voiced by the Acting Lender of tha Senate (Senator Glasgow), and the Leader of the Opposition (Senator Needham). There is one aspect of the late senator's death which I think appealed to me as boing more painful than any other. The approach of death at any time must be a terrifying and awesome thing alike to him about to take the long journey and to those to be left behind to mourn; but how much more so must it bo when relatives are debarred from soothing the last moments of the one about to depart hence? The late honorable senator died in circumstances which deprived him of that- assistance and sympathy which hia dear ones alone could give. Death came to him while he was away from his own home. He was not, however, in a strange land - he Wm still in a part of that Australia which he in common with most Australians, thank God, loved so heartily; but that aspect of his departure from among us impressed me very greatly at the time. I join with those who have so eloquently preceded me and add my tribute of praise and meed of recognition of his services.







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