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SJ No 36 - 07 August 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 36.

JO U R N A L S OF T H E SEN A TE.

WEDNESDAY, 7th AUGUST, 1901.

1. M eeting of S enate.—The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

2. PRAYERS.

3. D eath of the D owager E mpress F rederick.—The President acquainted the Senate that since they last met news had been received of the death of Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Dowager of Germany and Princess Royal of England.

4. A ddress of C ondolence.—The Postmaster-General, by leave of the Senate, and without notice, moved— That the following Address to His Majesty the King be agreed to on the part of this House :— To the K ing’s M ost E xcellent M ajesty.

M ost Gracious Sovereign—

1. We, the President and Members of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, have received with heartfelt sorrow the news of the death of Your August Sister, Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Dowager of Germany and Princess Royal of England. We are confident that we give expression to the deep sympathy which your subjects throughout this Commonwealth feel for Your Majesty in the great loss which has befallen you, and we assure you that our words accord with the loyal affection for Your Majesty which animates the people of Australia.

2. That this Address be presented by the President to His Excellency the Governor-General for transmission to His Majesty through the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Question—put and passed.

5. A djournment.— The Postmaster-General moved, That the Senate do now adjourn. Debate ensued. Question—put and passed. The Senate adjourned at fifty-two minutes past two o’clock p.m. till to-morrow at half-past two p.m.

6. A ttendance.— Present, all the Members except Senators Best, Lieut.-Col. Cameron, Dawson, Ewing (on leave), Ferguson, Fraser, Harney, Higgs, Matheson (on leave), Milieu, O’Connor, Pearce, Styles (on leave), Sir J. H. Symon, and Sir W. A. Zeal.

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk o f the Parliaments.

Printed and Published for th e Government of th e Commonwealth of A ustralia by R obt. S. B rain, G overnm ent P rin te r for th e S ta te of V ictoria.