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Tuesday, 29 July 1902

Mr MAHON (COOLGARDIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   Whether the attention of the latter has been drawn to the following telegram, published by the Perth Western Mail, on the 12th instant : - " Marble Bar, 6th July. "Much indignation has been expressed throughout this district atthe closing of the Warrawoona Post and Telephone Office. Warrawoona is on the main line to Nullagine, and a coach goes through the town every week. Not only does Warrawoona suffer, but the whole district, including Yandicoogina, Elsie Creek, and other places are effected. The people of Warrawoona will have to go 20 miles to send a telegram, and residents of Yandicoogina and Elsie Creek 40 miles. Over 100 people will be greatly inconvenienced, and when it is considered that only £50 per annum was allowed for keeping the office open, the wisdom of the Postal department does not seem very clear. "

2.   Whether the Postmaster-General intends to entirely deprive the people of the districts named of all postal facilities ; and, if so, why ?

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