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Thursday, 22 April 1915

Mr MAHON (KALGOORLIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for External Affairs) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are -

1.   Near Mount Yule, about 130 miles from Port Moresby and near the head waters of the Lakekamu River, in July or August, 1914.

2.   Three natives alleged to be the murderers were arrested, but one escaped.

3.   The last advice received by this Department was to the effect that the case had not yet been tried as the witnesses were not obtainable. A telegram has been sent to the LieutenantGovernor asking for advice as to the present position of the matter.

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