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Friday, 26 September 1913

Senator PEARCE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

Is it not a fact that borings had been put down to a depth of 40 feet on both the Parmelia and Success Banks at Cockburn Sound, West Australia, under the direction of the late Go vernment, and were not the' reports of such borings in the possession of the Naval Board before February, 1913?

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