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Wednesday, 17 February 1932

The Usherof the Blackrod, being announced, was admitted, and delivered the message that the Deputies of the Governor-General for the Opening of the Parliament requested the attendance of honorable members in the Senate chamber forthwith.

Honorable members attended accordingly, and, having returned,

The Deputy authorized by the GovernorGeneral to administer the oath entered the chamber.

The Clerk read the commission, under the Great Seal of the Commonwealth, authorizing the Honorable George Edward Rich, a Justice of the High Court of Australia, to administer the oath, or affirmation, of allegiance to the King required by the Constitution to be taken or made by members of the House of Representatives.

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