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Tuesday, 9 August 1904


Mr SPEAKER - When a similar ballot was taken last year some rules for the conduct of the ballot were prepared and followed, and I propose, with the approval of the House, that these rules shall again be observed.

Honorable Members.- Hear, hear.


Mr Reid - I understand, Mr. Speaker, that the signature of an honorable member is essential?


Mr SPEAKER - Absolutely.


Sir William Lyne - Are honorable members to understand that they must place a cross opposite the area for which they desire to vote?


Mr SPEAKER - Honorable members, of course, may make only one cross and that must be placed opposite the one of the three areas for which they. vote.

The Housethenproceeded to the first ballot.


Mr SPEAKER - The votes were cast in the first ballot as follows: -

 

The second ballot having been taken,


Mr SPEAKER - The votes were cast in the second ballot as follows: -

 

Ballots.

Districts. -1, Southern District* (comprising an area of land within a radius of fifty miles from Batlow) ; 2, South-Eastern District (comprising an areaof land within a radius of fifty miles from Bombala) ; 3, Western District (comprising an area of land within a radius of fifty miles from Lyndhurst).

 

 

In Committee :

Clause 2 -

It is hereby determined that the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth shall be within that portion of New South Wales bounded on the north by a direct line running from the town of Pambula to the town of Cooma, thence due west to the border of the State of Victoria, and within fifty miles of Bombala, in the State of New South Wales.







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