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Wednesday, 12 October 1927

Senator McLACHLAN - On the 7th October Senator Chapman asked the following questions, upon notice -

1.   Are Europeans debarred from trading within China Town, Rabaul?

2.   How many trading licences were issued last year to Chinese to trade in Rabaul;

3.   How many Chinese traders were there in Rabaul at the end of the German regime?

4.   Were these Chinese traders licensed by the Germans?

I am now in a position to make the following replies. -

1.   Yes.

2.   Sixty-three.

3.   The Administrator advises that no record is available of licences issued in respect of China Town during the German regime.

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