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Wednesday, 5 September 1928

Mr HILL (ECHUCA, VICTORIA) (Minister for Works and Railways) - The first 21 miles of the line has been completed departmentally, and a further 149 miles will have been completed by the contractors about November next, when the Commonwealth will take over the line as far as Horseshoe Send, a distance of 170 miles from Oodnadatta. At present about 700 men are engaged on the line.

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