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Tuesday, 10 November 1936

Senator HARDY (New South Wales) - It is one of the sad duties of the leader of a political party to express, on behalf of members of his party, sorrow at the passing of great men who have served the Commonwealth, and always on such occasions it is extremely difficult by means of the spoken word to pay adequate tribute to their memory. The Leader of the Senate (Senator Pearce) and the Leader of the Opposition (Senator Collings) expressed the thought of all honorable senators when they said that Sir Littleton Groom was a great Australian, a man who followed the dictates of his conscience, regardless of consequences. Sir Littleton Groom had an independence of thought which it was most refreshing to find in a public man, and his passing is a national loss. I associate myself with the expressions of sympathy with the widow and daughter of the late honorable gentleman.

Question resolved in the affirmative, honorable senators standing in their places.

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