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THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNOR

(per press association.) London 1 , November 14. The Marquis of Normanby is tmwill • ing to accept tbo appointment of Governor of Western Australia. It is expected that Sir H. A. Blake will re- , tire from the appointment as Governor i of Queensland. Referring to the dispute, the Press generally .are adverse, to the action taken by Lord Knutsford. The Earl of Kimberley. speaking at Bristol, said he was afraid that England had, m her eagerness to strengthen the connection with the colonies, overshoot the mark.In . the House of Commons, Mr Henniker Heaton has given notice of a question, asking the Government to give the text of the requests made by the Queensland and South Australian Governments with respect to the appointment of Governors for their respective colonies. Brisbane. November 15 . Sir Thomas M'llraith, while declining to discuss the appointment of the new Governor with the Colonial Office, has formulated his reasons for objecting to the gentleman selected. (Received November 16, 1 p.m.) MKLBOtTRNR, November 16 A discussion took place m the Legislative Assembly last night on a motion affirming the right of the colonies to a voice m the selection of Governors. After a vigorous debate the resolution was negatived. Mr Gillies, the Premier, disclaimed any intention on his part to ask for a voice m making each appointment, on the ground that such a course would probably occasion a complication during any political crisis. He objected to any consideration being shown to Queensland, and expressed the opinion that the sooner Victoria showed j she had no sympathy for that colony, and every faith m the^lmperial selection, the better. Adelaide, Novrmber 16 The Premier cabled to Lord Knutsford on Monday asking for the name of the new Governor before the appointment was definitely made. Bkisbane, November 16.' Sir T. Mcllwraith has cabled the following objections to Kir H. A. Blake to Lord Knutsford : — First, Sir H. Blake is not known as a successful adminis- , trator of responsible Government; second, the importance of the colony entitles it to a Governor of approved ability and discretion; third, Sir H. A. Blake's experience as a responsible Governor has been confined to one year's duty m Newfoundland ; fourth, his previous experience disqualifies him ; fifth, the disapproval of the nominee m the colony is spontaneous' and general ; sixth, this disapproval is accentuated by the recent constitutional crisis*

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THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNOR, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 16 November 1888

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THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNOR Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 16 November 1888

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