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Wednesday, 26 November 1913

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) . - It is with feelings of very deep sorrow that I rise to second the motion. In the past, and probably in the future, similar action may be necessary in respect of men who have departed full of years, and have either accomplished or left unfinished the great work in which they were engaged. But when a motion such as this has to be submitted in the case of one who had scarcely gained more than manhood, who had given promise of much capacity for the future, and had done strenuous work in the past, it is a different and a much more serious thing altogether. I am sure, sir, that not only we in the Senate and his more intimate colleagues in another place, but every man and woman in Australia, realizing the career that has just been closed, will with very great sorrow mourn the loss of such a public man. I might also state, in sympathy with what has been said by the Leader of the Government here, that we all deeply and sincerely feel for Mrs. Frazer in her bereavement, and that any thing any member of either House could do to smooth her lonely path, he would, I am sure, be only too happy to do.

Question resolved in the affirmative, honorable senators standing in their places.

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