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Wednesday, 12 October 1927

Senator OGDEN (Tasmania) .- I direct attention to the item - New Lighthouses (including upkeep of vessels for construction work) and optical and other apparatus for lightships, £25,751. Is it the intention of the Government to improve the means of communication with the lighthouse on Tasman Island south-east of Tasmania? A year or two ago a dreadful accident happened there, one man being killed and another seriously injured. There was no means of communication with Hobart, but a passing vessel sent a wireless message to the capital city. As that station is not open during the night, the injured man was forced to stay on Tasman Island for nearly two days. Is it the intention of the Government to erect an aerial on the island?

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