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Wednesday, 4 October 1911
Page: 1006

Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) . - I beg to second the motion, which I am sure the Senate will carry in no merely formal sense. The late Lord Northcote came to Australia with a wide experience gained in the Imperial serviqe, and I venture to say that the reputation which he brought here was largely enhanced by the' success with which he discharged the duties of his important position. Australia owes a considerable debt to the late lord, inasmuch as not only did he endear himself to the people while living in our midst, but on his return to the Old Country he never ceased to stand forward as the exponent and the defender of Australian rights and interests. On more than one occasion he rendered us great service in explaining away misunderstandings and errors from which, unfortunately, Australia has too freely suffered. I feel sure that the Senate will heartily . indorse that portion . of the motion which conveys to Lady Northcote the sincere sympathy which we all feel for her in the hour of her great bereavement.

Question resolved in the affirmative, honorable senators standing in their places.

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