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King George's Sound.

[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.]

„, . ,"",. - IkJ(i^NrA|)ril 29. /> j Lord Knutsfprd vhaalicabijbd to the Western AustralianVGovernmfent not •; to sell land near King .(Jeprg^'s Sound/ andEast Albany '■ pending nthe "decision ;I of the Imperial Government on the question of colonial defences. Baron de Worms inforpaed the Western Australian Enabling Conrarittee; that it had not been decided to delay V the defence .VorkiitfJKing George's . Sound, but the colonies would have to defray the cost of- armaments'. o .:' Major Clarke, Secretary olfjhe Colonial Defence Committee, of the War Office, considers "that it would cost. £50,000 Jto fortify King : ,George's Sound, and it would -require to be v garrisoned by 1000 men in time of war.. He thinks'it would be better to. leave the Sound defenceless than for - England to bear the whole of the cost.

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King George's Sound., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2415, 1 May 1890

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King George's Sound. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2415, 1 May 1890

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