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Tuesday, 16 March 1965

Senator WEDGWOOD (Victoria) - Mr. President,I would like to join with other members of the Senate in supporting this motion of condolence. The late Senator Harrie Wade was a fine gentleman in every sense of the word. He was a devoted husband and father and, no matter where his duties took him, his thoughts were always with his loved ones at home. He was a very hard working and conscientious Cabinet Minister but he never lost a simplicity of manner and outlook that only stemmed from great personal integrity and strength of character. In addition, Harrie Wade was a true friend. He helped anyone whom he felt was in need of help and he was at adi times loyal to the core. But I feel that no expression of sympathy in this place or anything that has been written about the late Harrie Wade could be more demonstrative of what people felt about him than what occurred on the day of his burial when the citizens of Horsham, the city he loved so well and to which he had given so much during his lifetime, stood to attention to pay their last respects to a man who had lived a fine life and given great service to the community. On that day hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people - little people far removed from the seat of Government and far removed from public life - stood to pay tribute to our colleague and friend. I join in the sympathy that has been expressed to his widow and son, both of whom are personal friends of mine. I believe that they share with their loved one who has gone a faith that assures that to live on in the hearts of those we love is not to die.

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