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Tuesday, 21 August 1973
Page: 9

Mr WHITLAM (Werriwa) (Prime Minister) ! move:

That this House expresses its deep regret at the death on 20 June 1973 of Dugald Ranald Ross Munro a member of this House for the division of Eden-Monaro from 1966 to 1969, places on record its appreciation of his meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to his widow and family in their bereavement.

Dugald Munro served only one term in this Parliament. In that time he endeared himself not only to his fellow members but also to the staff around this building as a man of great charm, openness and attractiveness. He, too, represented special Australian qualities- the qualities of his own generation. The death of a young family man of promise must in any circumstances be deeply saddening and, in the appalling circumstances of Dugald Munro 's death, most sad, most horrible. Party considerations apart, from his defeat in 1969 I have always entertained the hope that he might once again adorn this place and certainly, if not as a member, render further service to our nation, lt was not to be. His family have a very special place in our sympathies as he has in our memories.

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