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Thursday, 14 December 1905

Mr AUSTIN CHAPMAN (EDEN-MONARO, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Postmaster-General) - The charge for delivering telegrams to the places mentioned in the communication referred to is2s. The Department does not deliver messages free of cost to places more than a mile and a half from the post-office, messages for more distant places being delivered by contract at certain rates. In Bendigo the rate is1s. a mile. I have the representations of the honorable and learned member under consideration, and am making inquiries into the subject, in regard to which I shall be pleased to furnish information later. ,

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