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Grant of leases of pastoral land in the Northern Territory



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GRANT OF LEASES OF PASTORAL LAMP IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

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Statement by the Minister for Territories, The Hon, Paul Hasluck.

The grant of six new leases of pastoral land in the

Northern Territory, were announced by the Minister for

Territories, the Hon, Paul Hasluck, to-day. Mr, Hasluck

said that the leases were in the Victoria River, Darwin and

Gulf, and the Barkly Tablelands Districts.

The leases range in area from about 850 square miles

to 2260 square miles and annual rentals are from 3/- to 5/­

per square mile.

The Minister said that further pastoral land would

be made available for application when the necessary surveys

could be carried out.

CANBERRA October 22, 1959 - P.M

TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MR. CAHILL

BY THE PRIME MINISTER IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN- -TATIYES ON THURSDAYT 22ND OCTOBER, 1959

Mr, Speaker, honourable members will be aware of the

fact that after an illness which it was hoped was purely minor

and temporary, Mr, Cahill, the Premier of New South Wales, died

this morning. I think none of us would wish this unhappy oc­

casion to pass without reference to it being made in this House.

Mr. Cahill was, of course, much too young to die, but he had for

many years worked with great devotion and great energy for the

causes that he believed in and for the State over whose politi­

cal fortunes he was called to preside.

During the time I have been Prime Minister I saw a

great deal of Mr. Cahill. I will always be pleased to remember

that I had the greatest respect for him, and that we lived,

though on opposite sides of politics, on terms of close person­

al friendship. I think he was a man of integrity and a man of

devotion to the cause that he understood and which he did so

much to lead. When one knows a man of that kind one inevitably

expresses sadness at the news of his death.

It may perhaps be of some comfort to those he has

left behind to know, as they will know when the record of these

few minutes is produced, that though he was strongly attached

to his party, and never unwilling to break a lance in the polit­

ical lists, he died, nevertheless, holding the respect, and, I

think, the affection of everybody in this place. I make only

those few remarks. It is difficult to say very much. I have

been shocked by this news; so have we all.