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THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNORS

v LFBR'tRKSS ASSOCIATION.] London, November 19. The f< Standard " states it ii probable that Sir H. Blake will be sent to Mauritiuß. ■ Btdnhy, November 20 Sir H. Parkes has given notice to more an address to the Queen, expressing the opinion, that the gentlemen wbxr ; may m future be appointed as Governora of colonies should have experience of th'e conduct of public affairs either m. Jhigh,^ r political office or m the Imperial Parliament: farther, that while disclaiming/ any wish to interfere with the funotions - of- the Queen's advisers, it is thought advisable, reasonable, and m strict accord with the privileges constitutionally conferred on Australian subjects, that the Governmehrshonld: be infoirinediSfrhCiCl the person selected before 1 - he ig-«cttiilly h appointed. i . :"•• ; . n,i Adblaidb, November 80* . Government has replied, to Lord ■-. Knutsford that if South Australia is conceded the privilege of stating objections to any nominee to the ship, the power will be exercised with due appreciation of its importance, and V no objections will be lightly made. Government add ' igjpt all difficulty : would be obviated by the felection of men of -well kno,wn reputation, j- U Lord Knutsford "desires, Ministers would be prepared to suggest for,tke ' consideration of the Imperial author!- ,. ties the names of a number of men vm whose appointment would be acceptable to the colony, ."■:• (aeoaivad November 21, 12 45 p.m.) London, November 20. In the course of the debate on the question of the appointment of Sir H. A. Blake to the Governorship of Queensland, Mr W. H. Smith said the request of the Queensland Government had been premature and imperioui m tone. The matter was now receiving careful attention of the Cabinet, by whom moderation would be exercised m dealing with the question, and the Colonial Government might rest assured that the Imperial Government would act m all good faith with the desire to secure a satisfactory solution of the difficulty.

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THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNORS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888

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THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNORS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888

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