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Thursday, 17 September 1936

Senator E B JOHNSTON (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   Has the attention of the Government been drawn to a paragraph appearing in the West Australian of the 7th instant regarding the name of Bullsbrook, where the new military aerodrome is located?

2.   Is it a fact that it is proposed to substitute another name for Bullsbrook?

3.   Is it not a fact that this locality was so named in commemoration of Lieutenant Henry Bull, a successful and highly respected pioneer settler of Western Australia, and at one time a lieutenant in the Royal Navy?

4.   Will the Government withdraw its recent request for the alteration of the name of this locality in order that the name of Bullsbrook may be retained, thus continuing the commemoration of the pioneer work performed by Lieutenant Bull and retaining a name which has existed since the State's foundation ?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The Minister for Defence has supplied the following answers: -

1.   Yes.

2.   The Western Australian Government Gazette of12th June, 1936. notifies that the name of the locality hithertodesignated " Bullsbrook " shall be known in future as " Kingsford."

3.   The Government has no knowledge of the origin of the place-name " Bullsbrook " beyond the press statement referred to.

4.   No recent representations have been made to the State Government, which on its own responsibility changed the locality placename from " Bullsbrook " to " Kingsford."

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