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Tuesday, 8 March 1904

Sir PHILIP FYSH (DENISON, TASMANIA) (Postmaster-General) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   The Minister received in February a peti tion ' for an inland mail service-' from the Katherine to Gordon Downs, on the- Victorian River.

2.   Such a service- has now been recommended' by the postal authorities of South Australia, including the principal officer of the Department' in the Northern Territory.

3.   Further inquiry has been made, and it is the intention of the Government to grant the prayer of the petition and provide the service asked for. 4- It is considered that the service to be provided will afford at least equal facilities to the Victoria River district to those extended to the McArthur River district-......... -..........

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