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Wednesday, 25 June 1930

Senator E B JOHNSTON asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that a fraud is being perpetrated on the American public by the continued exhibition at Baltimore, in the United States of America, of a ship alleged to be the Success ?

2.   Is it a fact that this ship is being widely advertised by the proprietors as "the last relic of the British prison fleet which brought convicts to Australia "?

3.   Is it a fact that the ship being paraded in the United States of America is not identical with the warship Success, which played a prominent part in early Western Australian history?

4.   Has the Commissioner-General for Australia in Washington advised the United States Secretary of State that the hulk being exhibited in the United States of America is a faked convict ship, of which an American showman has obtained possession?

5.   Has the Government of the United States of America brought the matter under the notice of the Governor of the State of Maryland, United States of America, "with a view to ending this illegitimate use of a faked ship, which reflects discreditably on the people of Australia "?

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