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Wednesday, 23 March 1966

Mr McEWEN (Murray) (Minister for Trade and Industry) . - I wish to associate the Australian Country Party with the motion of sympathy to the wife on the occasion of the death of Dr. Gaha. Those of us who sat in this House with Dr. Gaha will always carry in their minds, as I do. a vivid impression of a very active intellect, a friendly man, an amusing man, an uninhibited man, but a highly intelligent man who could devote his talents, which w.ire considerable, to the problems of the party that he supported. I know that he served long and with distinction in the Tasmanian Parliament as Minister for Health and, concurrently, was a surgeon and doctor of real note conducting his own practice particularly in and around the Hobart Hospital. For this work he gained a wide reputation. To think of Doc Gaha as I think of him is to recall some incident of which I have vivid memories still. I refer to the pictures that he painted when he made his maiden speech in this House. Those pictures remain in my mind today. My Party and I express regret at the passing of this good Australian.

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