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THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNOR

(P*b Press Association.) *t Adelaide, Drogmber 1, "Speaking at, the Caledonian Bocietj>shanquet last night, the Governor, Sir W. Robinson, said he did not believe the jSeople of South Australia desired a t W. me it of their l*overnors r and certainly in his opinion the responsibility of the appointments should rest with the Imperial Government. It was perhaps, reasonable that an opportunity should be allowed the colonies to express their objections in good time, if in their opinion there was anything against the proposed appointments. He believed the Home Government, having necessarily conducted the present correspondence on the subject by cable, had misunderstood the wishes of i the colonies. He suggested that prominent public men of the different colonies should go Home and diseuss the question with the Colonial Office and adjust the differences. . London, November 30. Ihe announcement that General Sir H. W. Norman, Governor, of Jamaica, has been selected as Governor of Queensland was repeived in the House of Commons with cheers. London, December 1. In a letter to "The Times," Mr Bennio, referring to the appointment of General Sir H. Norman to ihe Governorship of Queensland, depreoates rewarding the obstinacy of the colony by sending them one of the oldest servants of the Crown. He thought the objections urged against Sir H. A. Blake would equally apply to General Norman, and that the division in the Victorian Assembly furnishes conclusive argument against conceding the colonies a right to veto the Governors. The system of administration adopted by Sir H. Parkes, Premier of New South WaleƟ, made every Governor suspected of partisanship so soon as he landed. The press generally, eulogise General Pir H. W, Norman, who has been appointed Governor of Queensland. The " Times " says Queensland is fortunate to obtain a superior man for an inferior position. The " Chronicle " considers that an ornamental figurehead would be unsuitable for the colony, and thinks Sir H. W. Norman js eminently qualified for the position. The "Daily News " says Queensland has practically vetoed Sir H. A. Blake despite Lord Knutsford. The " Economist " declares that it is an autonomous victory, and adds that the connection is impaired, that it recognises the veto, and that Britain is to submit to dictation. The resolution passed by the Victorian Legislature with reference to the appojntmejit of colonial Gpyernors, was received with cheera on being read in the House of Commons to-day.

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THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNOR, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2003, 3 December 1888

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THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNOR Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2003, 3 December 1888

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