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Thursday, 5 June 1902

Mr CROUCH (Corio) - I wish to direct attention to the absence of any provision for the erection of a post-office at Drysdale. There are about 1,000 people resident there, and the postal business of a growing and prosperous community is conducted in a very small building, so that telephone conversations can be heard by people outside on the footpath. Mr. Gurr, the late PostmasterGeneral of Victoria, promised a deputation that he would erect a post-office at Drysdale.

Sir George Turner - How long was that prior to the transfer of the Postal department of the Commonwealth?

Mr CROUCH - About twelve months.

Sir George Turner - Then why did he not redeem his promise?

Mr CROUCH - Because he knew that the present Treasurer had the interests of the country at heart, and he confidently relied upon him to induce his colleagues to proceed with the erection of a new building without delay.

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