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Thursday, 27 November 1913

Senator CLEMONS - The answer to the honorable senator's questions is -

1.   The country betweenPine Creek and the Katherine was first surveyed in1889 by Mr.

Graham Stewart, engineer of the South Australian Government, and was again examined last year by Mr. Francis, Superintendent of Railways and Resident Engineer in the Northern Territory.

The country between Katherine and Oodnadatta and between Newcastle Waters and Camooweal has been recently examined by Messrs. Lawrence and Chambers, Railway Surveyors, whose report is now in preparation.

A trial survey of the country between Oodnadatta and Burt's Plain was made by Mr. Graham Stewart in 1889, and reports and plans furnished.

Senator BAKHAP - Arising out of that answer, I desire to ask the Honorary Minister if these reports are available to honorable senators?

Senator CLEMONS -I will endeavour to have copies of them laid upon the table of the Senate.

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