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Wednesday, 4 March 1970

Mr GORTON - The Commonwealth Government will preserve the Customs House in Sydney as a link of some significance with Australia's past. There have been various suggestions made as to what the Customs House could be used for in the future - suggestions that it might be a maritime museum and other suggestions - and these can be examined when the time comes. But a thing of this kind will occur only after the Department has moved from the Customs House. All I can say to the honourable member is that the Customs House itself will be preserved as an architectural link with Australia's past

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