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Tuesday, 10 November 1936

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) . - by leave - I have to announce, with regret, that yet another member of this Parliament has passed from our midst since we last met. I refer to the late Mr. David Riordan. member for Kennedy in the House of Representatives who passed away in Brisbane on the 15th October last. The late Mr. Riordan was formerly a member of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland, having been elected as member for Burke in 1918. He continued to represent that constituency until his election to this Parliament in 1929. For several years he had been a Temporary Chairman of Committees in the House of Representatives Mr. Riordan was a big-hearted Australian whose word was his bond. Possessed of a remarkable knowledge of the problems of the electors in his huge electorate of Kennedy, he never failed to champion their interests. We greatly regret hi3 passing, and extend to his widow and children our sincere sympathy in the great loss they have sustained. 5 move -

That this Senate expresses its profound regret at the death of Mr. David Riordan, member for the Division of Kennedy in the House of Representatives, places on record its appreciation of his meritorious public service, nml tenders to his widow and family its heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.

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