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Tuesday, 19 June 1906
Tuesday, 19 June 1906

Mr. Speakerrook lnc chair at 3.30 p.m., anil read prayers. recognition of literary work.

Mr. HIGGINS.- i wish to ask the Prime Minister, without notice, if he can see his wai to putting on the Estimates, and recommending to the House, a grant in aid of the family of the late Victor Daley, who has added so much to the intellectual treasures of Australia. i do not nsk the honorable and learned gentleman to give me a definite answer now, but i shall be glad if he will look into the matter.

Mr. DEAKIN.- The recognition by this Government of the claims of literary men, et their families, in the manner in which the. Imperial Government recognises such claims in Great Britain, is worthy of consideration. Australia has produced fewgeniuses, and as the lives of those who are so gifted are seldom richly rewarded in a pecuniary sense, they have a claim on the conscience of the community. i shall be glad to consider the matter.

Mr. WILKS.- Will the honorable and learned gentleman do the same for the family of the late John Farrell?

Mr'.DEAKIN - The provision of which i speak would not bc confined to any par ticular case, but would be open to all deserving, and necessitous Australian literary mcn. I am glad to have been personally associated, from the beginning, with ih'e movement for mi recognition of Da lev's work.

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