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Wednesday, 19 November 1941

Senator McLEAY (South Australia) (Leader of the Opposition) . - I am sure that honorable senators generally appreciate the eloquent tribute paid by the Leader of the Senate (Senator Collings) to the memory of the late Honorable John Christian Watson, a distinguished ex-Prime Minister of Australia. The members of the Opposition support the Minister's remarks concerning the successful and public spirited career of the late Mr. Watson, and join in the expression of sympathy to his widow and daughter.

Senator COOPER(Queensland).The members of the Country party in the Senate support the motion and desire to be associated with the sentiments expressed by the Leader of the Senate (Senator Collings). Iamsure that all who remember the valuable public service rendered by the late Mr. Watson during a distinguished career will regret to hear of ' his death. My colleagues and I join in extending to his widow and daughter our! deepest sympathy in their bereavement.

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

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