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Wednesday, 14 March 1928


Senator FOLL (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Home and Territories, upon notice -

What is the present position at the oil bore at Popo?


Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW

Boring at the site now being tested at Popo which is known as No. 5 bore, commenced on the 22nd February, 1928, and, on the 5th March, had been carried to a depth of 100 feet. Bore was abandoned on the advice of Mr. Clark, one of the principal drilling experts of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, owing to difficulties caused by a breakage of casing. Various expedients had been adopted to overcome the trouble but without success, and it was therefore considered advisable to select a new site.

SALARY OF Mr. M. L. SHEPHERD.







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