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QUEENSLAND

Brisbane, October 25, A serious complication has arisen with regard to naval command m Queensland. It appears that Government granted Commander H. S Wright, R.N., Commander of Marine Defences, leave of absence until bis term of office had expired, but refused to pay. bis salary for the unexpired period, and ordered Lieqt, Taylor to assume command of the defences. Gommancler Wright refused to hand over the Queensland gunboat Gayundah, stores and arms, and placed Lieut. White under arrest, alleging that he was guilty ot breach of discipline. He also declared, flying the white ensign, that he was not amenable to the Queensland Government, and at once prepared the Gayundah for t^e sea. A body of police, armed with carbines, were beld m readiness to board the vessel, but m the meantime Commander Wright, afcer parleying with the Under-Secretary for the colony, agreed to leave the vessel and proceed to Sydney to discuss the question with Admiral Fairfax.

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QUEENSLAND, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 1980, 26 October 1888

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QUEENSLAND Ashburton Guardian, Issue 1980, 26 October 1888

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