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Wednesday, 6 February 1929

Mr BRUCE (Flinders) (Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs) . - (By leave)- I move -

That this House expresses its sincere regret at the death of the late Senator David Andrew, and places on record its appreciation of his meritorious public service, and tenders its profound sympathy to his son and daughters in their bereavement.

All honorable members must have learned with sorrow of the death of Senator Andrew at Bendigo in November last. His decease followed very closely that of his wife, and was the culmination of an illness that had lasted for a considerable time. He had intended to stand for re-election to the Senate, but because of the state of his health found it impossible to face the ardours of an election campaign, and just prior to nomination day found it necessary to announce that he would not be a candidate. His death shortly after the elections was not altogether unexpected. He had been a member of this Parliament since 1925, when he was elected a senator for Victoria, and his genial disposition and lovable personality made for him many good friends, who mourn sincerely his departure. He leaves behind him a record of meritorious public service; he was ever active in promoting and assisting all charitable efforts in the district in which he resided, and his death is deeply regretted by many people throughout Victoria.

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