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Friday, 24 August 1906

Senator HIGGS (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   Is ittrue that if a person takes a cablegram marked " via Pacific " to the General Post and Telegraph Office, George-street, Sydney, he must strike out the words "via Pacific," or take the cablegram to the office of the Pacific Cable Company in Sydney ?

2.   If a cablegram so presented at the G.P.O., Sydney, is afterwards again handed in with the words "via Pacific" marked out, by what route is the cablegram sent?

3.   Is it true that the manager of the Pacific Cable has given instructions that cablegrams marked " via Pacific," and presented at the General Post Office, Sydney, shall not be received at the latter office, but must be taken to the Sydney office of the Pacific Cable?

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