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Thursday, 1 September 1921

Senator PEARCE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Defence) - The answers supplied are as follow: - 1 and 2. The Government is acting in this connexion in accordance with the provisions of article 297 of the Treaty of Peace with Germany. 3, 4, and 5. Nothing is known of this particular case. It is, however, a fact that a number of Germans have absconded from the Territory of New Guinea, taking with them certain property belonging to the Administration. Efforts are being made through the Government of the Netherlands with a view to the extradition of these persons in order that recovery of the property may bo effected.

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