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Friday, 26 September 1913

Senator BUZACOTT (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minis ter representing the Minister of External Affairs, upon notice -

Will he lay on the table of the Senate a return showing -

1.   The number of indented seamen engaged in the pearling industry at Broome, Western Australia, on the 30th June, 1912, and their nationality?

2.   The arrivals and departures of indented seamen during the year ending 30th June, 1913, showing number of each nationality?

3.   The number of indented persons convicted at Broome during the same period, showing the nationality of the convicted person, the offence, how disposed of, and name of employer?

4.   The number of deaths of indented seamen at Broome for the same period, showing nationality of deceased persons and causes of death?

5.   The amount of Customs duties collected at Broome for year ending 30th June, 1913?

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